Professor Cipcigan is playing a leading role in decarbonising transport through electrification and smart grids, not least by leading the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence at Cardiff University. Professor Cipcigan is also a strong EDI advocate and plays an important role promoting women within engineering.
Professor Featherston is a chartered engineer and Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and Royal Aeronautical Society with industrial experience at Airbus, ICI, and Rolls Royce. Her expertise is in the design and optimization of lightweight structures for the aerospace, automotive, and civil sectors. She leads several initiatives focused on sustainable transport and decarbonizing transport through electrification at Cardiff University. She is also the Honorary Secreatary of the Applied Mechanics Group of the Institute of Physics and an ambassador for the Aerospace Wales Forum.
Professor Green is a Professor of Electrical Power Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focus is on developing a cost-effective and highly reliable zero carbon electricity supply system that can accommodate variable renewable sources. He specializes in power electronics and works on control, stability, and protection of power systems with high penetration of inverter-based resources. His work has been supported by various organizations including EPSRC, Hitachi Energy, National Grid ESO, and UK Power Networks.
Cathy Holt, Professor of Biomechanics and Orthopaedic Engineering, is Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research Facility, Cardiff University, a member of the Royal Academy of Engineering Healthcare Technology Group, and past Chair of the IMechE Biomedical Engineering Board. Her research focusses on movement analysis applied to orthopaedics and rehabilitation. She has played a leading role in interdisciplinary research with funding exceeding £25 million.
Roger King is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor at Mississippi State University. Professor King’s research in field of image and signal processing has been widely cited and has led to diverse applications. He has led multiple large interdisciplinary research centres and has secured over $90 million in research funding. Professor King has also made significant contributions to public policy and has served as Chief Technologist for Earth Observation at NASA, as well as having a successful career in the US Bureau of Mines.
Chenfeng Li, Professor of Civil Engineering and Personal Chair in Computational Engineering, is internationally recognized for his research in computational solid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics, physics-based data mining, and visual computing. Professor Li has developed innovative computational solutions to tackle technical challenges in civil engineering, geo-mechanics, oil & gas reservoirs, materials science, and manufacturing. His expertise has been sought after by various organisations in the infrastructure and construction sectors. Additionally, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Engineering Computations.
Paul Rees, Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Swansea University, has collaborated with world leading institutes such as the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Methodist Hospital Research Institute in Houston and the Francis Crick Institute in London. His research has pioneered the use of machine and deep learning to high content cell image data for disease diagnosis, therapeutic discovery, and cell function analysis.
Rossi Setchi is a Professor in High-Value Manufacturing and Director of the Research Centre in AI, Robotics and Human-Machine Systems at Cardiff University. She has provided leadership on over 30 collaborative projects funded by the Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering, EPSRC and the European Commission, and collaborated with over 50 universities and 30 industrial companies. She has promoted both the engineering profession and Welsh education. Professor Setchi has completed multimillion projects with industry and government, generating significant impact through technology transfer, innovation, and investment in Welsh manufacturing.