Professor Michael Ward

Director & Chief Technical Officer

Advanced Nuclear Research Centre

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Michael Ward is a Professor of Practice at the University of Strathclyde. He works with the university central team, colleagues across the university, industry and other key stakeholders to help build strategic industrial activity for Strathclyde. He has two primary areas of focus: providing strategic technical direction, promoting collaborative research and development activity and securing further funding at the university level; and supporting the Advanced Nuclear Research Centre. Previously as Technical Director – Advanced Forming Research Centre Michael was responsible for technical leadership and development of a research and innovation centre, one of seven within the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network, which grew to a 200+ strong team of researchers, technologists and support staff. Earlier in his career Michael worked for Rolls-Royce, in various roles ending as Chief of Capability Acquisition with responsibility for the global manufacturing technology programme across all business sectors, and acting as functional lead for ~200 practitioners.

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Publications

Capability management of manufacturing research centres : challenges and opportunities
Uflewska Olga, Wong TC, Ward Michael
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management Vol 38, pp. 143-171 (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMTM.2024.137488
Absolute Zero : Delivering the UK's climate Change Commitment with Incremental Changes to Today's Technologies
Ward Michael, Allwood Julian M, Azevedo Jose, Cleaver Christopher, Cullen Jonathan, Dunant Cyrille, Fellin Teppo, Hawkins William, Horrocks Ian, Horton Phillipa, Ibell Tim, Lin Jianguo, Low Hamish, Lupton Rick, Murray James, Clare Adam, Salamati Mohammad Reza, Cabrera Serrenho Andre, Zhou Wenbin
(2019)
Exploring the feasibility of anchoring innovation by enhancing the linkage between manufacturing research networks and supply chains
Ward Michael, Godsell Janet
23rd Cambridge International Manufacturing Symposium 2019 (2019)
Managing capabilities for research centers in the UK's manufacturing sector : from literature review to a conceptual framework
Uflewska Olga, Wong TC, Ward Michael
Proceedings of the 2nd European IEOM Paris Conference 2nd European International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management.IEOM 2018, pp. 1759-1769 (2018)
Three dimensions of maturity required to achieve future state, technology-enabled manufacturing supply chains
Ward Michael, Halliday Steven, Uflewska Olga, Wong TC
Proceedings for Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture Vol 232, pp. 605-620 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1177/0954405417710045
The development of a novel standardisation-customisation continuum
Heredia Jimenez Juan Antonio, Whitfield Robert, Ward Michael, Grierson Hilary
21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED17), pp. 31-40 (2017)

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Projects

ANRC ONR Review of reseach portfolio self assessment
Ward, Michael (Principal Investigator)
29-Jan-2021 - 14-Jan-2022
A Multiscale Digital Twin-Driven Smart Manufacturing System for High Value-Added Products
Luo, Xichun (Principal Investigator) Qin, Yi (Co-investigator) Ward, Michael (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 30-Jan-2025
Carruthers Wheel: Very Low Head Hydro-electricity
Ward, Michael (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 30-Jan-2020
Innovation Hub Digital Visualisation of Caerlee Mill
Ward, Michael (Principal Investigator)
15-Jan-2019 - 13-Jan-2019
Block Chain OGTC
Ward, Michael (Principal Investigator)
24-Jan-2019 - 23-Jan-2019
Future electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub (EPSRC Manufacturing Research Hub)
Ward, Michael (Principal Investigator) McDonald, Alasdair (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2026

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Professor Michael Ward
Director & Chief Technical Officer
Advanced Nuclear Research Centre

Email: michael.ward@strath.ac.uk
Tel: Unlisted