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Senior Visiting Fellows


Professor John Perkins is currently a Director at JP2 Consulting Ltd. Prior to that he worked as a Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Business Innovation and Skills between 2012 and 2014. John is a chemical engineer with an exceptionally distinguished career history in academia including senior management positions at Imperial College and the University of Manchester where he was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences for 5 years. John also has a significant amount of international experience, working as a Professor of Process Systems Engineering at the University of Sydney, and as Provost of the MASDAR Institute in Abu Dhabi.

Key Areas of Expertise

  •          Process modelling, simulation and optimisation
  •          Process control
  •          Change management
  •          Engineering skills: supply and demand

Key Achievements

John is already involved in the pilot technical impact evaluation exercise NNL are undertaking this year. John is a Fellow of a number of professional bodies and societies including the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers, where he served as President in 2000-2001, and the Institution of Engineering and Technology.