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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. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Arts, Hsstory, The Open University

31 Oct 20011 Jul 2011

Award Date: 19 Nov 2011

Doctor of Engineering, Practical Models for Ring Rolling of Railway Wheels and Tyres, UMIST

1 Jan 199630 Jun 2000

Award Date: 30 Jun 2000

Master in Science, Operational Research, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 199329 Oct 1994

Award Date: 29 Oct 1994

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Production Engineering and Production Management, University of Nottingham

31 Oct 198825 Jul 1991

Award Date: 25 Jul 1991


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