Deputy Director and Chair of the Knowledge Exchange Committee
Professor Kevin Potter is Deputy Director of the Hub and Chair of the Knowledge Exchange Committee. Kevin is NCC Professor of Composites Manufacturing at the University of Bristol and has over 40 years of research experience in advanced composites manufacturing processes and product development, half of which was in industry. Since joining the University of Bristol in 1995 he has published widely (2 books, 4 book chapters, >150 papers) and is recognised worldwide for work on composites manufacturing, particularly on reinforcement deformation, dimensional variability and defect generation. He was PI on the High Performance Cellulose Fibres and G8 Materials Efficiency grants, EP/L017679/1 & EP/K025023/1, and Co-I on the HiperDuct programme grant EP/I02946X/1. He is the only academic recipient of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s Peter Allard Silver Medal for contributions to the practical applications of composites in aerospace. He has developed course material on composites design and manufacture, aimed at high level professional industrial training and as part of the EngD. He has extensive experience of supervising and examining both PhD and EngD candidates and of working closely and effectively with industrial partners, including his current NCC-University of Bristol liaison role. He is also the Deputy Director of the IDC.