Professor Nick Warrior is the Head of the Polymer Composites Group in the Faculty of Engineering at Nottingham. He is recognised internationally for his research on manufacturing processes and design and test methodologies of directed fibre and high performance polymer composites for automotive and aerospace applications. Professor Warrior has acted as PI on a number of EPSRC, TSB and industrial projects (portfolio value of over £3 million) and has published more than 150 papers in composites and solid mechanics. He has supervised over 30 successful PhD projects. In his research he has worked with most of the UK automotive manufacturers and collaborated with many leading UK universities. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has received the Royal Academy of Engineering Silver Medal Award (2009) for successful industrial exploitation of composite materials.