20
Jan
2011

Reducing Carbon Emissions- Can the Automobile make a positive contribution? Professor Peter White

Professor Peter White of Coventry University discusses carbon emission reduction, with a focus on the automobile.
Topics raised in the lecture include technical innovation, alternative fuels and consumer attitudes towards motoring.

Part of the Coventry University professorial lectures series. To find out about upcoming lectures, please visit: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/researchnet/events/lectures/Pages/ProfessorialLecutures.aspx

17
May
2010

Life in the Motor Industry - Richard Parry-Jones

Richard Parry-Jones is an automotive engineering leader who worked for the Ford Motor Company for 38 years.

Richard spent nearly ten years as group Vice President in charge of Research and Development for Ford and its subsiduary companies worldwide, leading a staff of 30,000 Product Development professionals in 15 countries. He was also the company's Chief Technical Officer up until his retirement in 2007. He now consults a range of blue-chip clients and is involved in a number of engineering and education related projects in the UK and beyond.

This lecture covers his career from designing the brakes on the Ford Capri right up until his ventures into motorsport, including working on the Jaguar Formula One team.

1
Feb
2010

The Chinese are Coming…. - Professor Tom Donnelly

Professor Tom Donnelly is from the Applied Research Centre Sustainable Regeneration (SURGE) at Coventry University.

In this talk he discusses the growing influence of China in the Automotive Industry and describes some of the barriers that Chinese industry needs to overcome in order to become a global player.

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10
Dec
2009

Aston Martin and the British Motor Industry - David Richards

David Richards is one of the most familiar names in British motorsport. He has achieved international success as a competitor, team principle and businessman, and leads two of Britain’s most famous automotive companies.

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12
Nov
2009

Learning by Osmosis and from Trucktrain: a Messy Engineering Career - Peter Foyer

Peter Foyer is a Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design at Coventry University.

In this lecture he talks about his long and varied career in Engineering Consultancy and Education. Including the work he has been doing on the Trucktrain project.

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15
Oct
2009

What can we do about concrete? Professor Peter Claisse

Far more concrete is produced than any other man-made material. Annual production represents one tonne for every person on the planet. It is an incredibly versatile material, and is used in almost all major construction projects. It does, however, have two serious problems which may threaten its use in the future.

In this Professorial Lecture Peter Claisse discusses the issues surrounding concrete production.This is also available to view on CUTV - Coventry University TV.

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16
Jun
2009

Dance Injury Biomechanics Research

Dr James Shippen discusses his work that uses biomechanics and motion capture to help prevent injury in dance.

12
Jun
2009

A Revolution On Wheels: Future Automotive Powertrains - Sir Nick Scheele

Sir Nicholas Scheele is a former Chancellor of the University of Warwick and formerly President and Chief Operating Officer of Ford Motor Company. Prior to being Chief Operating Officer for Ford, Scheele was responsible for European Operations and has also been Chief Executive of Jaguar, then a Ford subsidiary.

Here he discusses the future of automotive powertrains.

11
Jun
2009

Computer Simulation in Vehicle Dynamics - Professor Mike Blundell

Professor Mike Blundell, from Coventry University's Faculty of Engineering and Computing, discusses the 'Role of Computer Simulation in Vehicle Dynamics and Safety' and talks about the projects he has been involved in.

This Lecture is part of the Professorial Lecture Series at Coventry University.You can also watch it on Coventry University TV.

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4
Mar
2009

Improving Survival Rates in Helicopter Crashes

Mike Blundell is part of a team of engineers and scientists looking at how we can improve safety, and the likelyhood of surviving, in helicopter crashes. Here he talks about the work that the HELISAFE team has been doing