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Sustained Prosperity through Proactive Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management

Professor Andrew Ball, University of Huddersfield, UK

Prof Andrew BallAndrew graduated from the University of Leeds with a first class honours degree in Mechanical Engineering, having been sponsored by BICC Fibre Optic Cables. He worked for Ruston Gas Turbines and the Ministry of Defence and was sponsored by WM Engineering and the Royal Navy on the Total Technology Scheme at the University of Manchester, from where he gained with a PhD in Machinery Condition Monitoring.

Andrew took the Shell Lectureship in Maintenance Engineering at the University of Manchester in 1991, and was promoted to Professor of Maintenance Engineering in 1999. He was Chair of the Research Committee in the Manchester School of Engineering from 1999 to 2003 and thereafter was Head of School from 2003 to 2004. In 2005 he became Dean of Graduate Education and in late 2007 moved to the University of Huddersfield as Professor of Diagnostic Engineering and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise.

In addition to his Pro-Vice-Chancellor role, Andrew is the Director of the UK Centre for Diagnostics Engineering – the largest independent engineering diagnostics R&D activity in the world. The Centre specializes in machinery condition and performance monitoring, data analysis, signal processing and sensor systems design and development.

Andrew is the author of well over 200 technical and professional publications, and he has spent a large amount of time lecturing and consulting to industry in all parts of the world. He has to date graduated more than 40 research degrees, he has acted as external examiner at over 20 universities, and he has held honorary positions at 3 overseas institutions. He is also a Registered Expert Witness in 3 countries.

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18th – 20th June 2012

Delegate Registration Deadline:
31st May 2012

Important dates/deadlines
This event is part of the University's Diamond Jubilee celebrations