Deputy Director and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee
Dr Tom Turner is Deputy Director of the Hub and Chair of the Strategic Development Committee. Tom is an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham where he teaches Aerospace Design. Since joining the Composites Group at Nottingham in 2000 he has been involved with 14 UK research council / UK Government funded projects as well as 5 large industrially funded programmes. He has wide-ranging understanding of all stages of composites design, manufacture & assembly predominantly in the aerospace and automotive fields. His research interests are in process modelling and process automation development for composites manufacturing and assembly, methods for whole life cycle cost assessment covering design, manufacturing and assembly stages and the recovery and re-use of carbon fibres. He has acted as Co-Investigator on a multi-million dollar strategic collaboration in composites recycling with Boeing and is also actively involved with the UK ATI backed Validation and Integration of Manufacturing Enablers for Future Wing Structures (VIEWS) programme and the CS2 ASTRAL Fast Rotorcraft IADP. He has an established track record of PhD student supervision and currently manages several post-doctoral researchers. Dr Turner has authored ~30 journal publications and has presented his work internationally with over 30 conference papers.