Professor Michael Ward

Director & Chief Technical Officer

Advanced Nuclear Research Centre

Personal statement

Professor Michael Ward has a dual role as as both Chief Technology Officer for our Advanced Nuclear Research Centre and Director of Industrial Strategy for the University. As CTO of the ANRC Michael is focused on providing strategic technical direction, promoting collaborative research and development activity and securing further funding. As Director of Industrial Strategy, Michael works with the central team, colleagues across the university, industry and other key stakeholders to help build a Strathclyde approach to industrial strategy. Strathclyde has a broad range of advanced manufacturing activities across the University and its various research centres. Co-ordinating activities helps us to access and support our industry partners more fully and secure larger funding opportunities. Previously as Technical Director - AFRC Michael was responsible for leading and developing the Technology Strategy and to enable the future growth of the centre through winning new business and developing a large team of knowledge exchange practitioners. 


Capability management of manufacturing research centres : challenges and opportunities
Uflewska Olga Patrycja, Wong Andy TC, Ward Michael
International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (2021)
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
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)
Development of technology maturity framework in managing manufacturing improvement for innovation providers
Uflewska Olga, Wong TC, Ward Michael
24th Innovation and Product Development Management Conference (2017)

More publications


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-2024
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 - 30-Jan-2023

More projects


Advanced Nuclear Research Centre
Technology Innovation Centre

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