York Society of Engineers Lecture
Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a Materials Engineer in both the automotive and aerospace sectors, beginning on the Lotus Cars graduate scheme. He obtained a 2:1 honours degree in Biomedical Materials Science and a Masters in The Science and Engineering of Materials from the University of Birmingham. He has worked in a variety of roles including process engineer, design engineer and structural adhesives engineer before joining Marshall aerospace in early 2015 as a Materials engineer. He is a chartered engineer through the Institute of Materials and became a Fellow of the Institute back in 2018.
His specialities include joining technologies, surface coatings, corrosion protection, composites and metallic and non-metallic materials as well as environmental legislative compliance, for example, the Registration Evaluation, Authorisation of Chemicals (REACh) regulation. He has worked on many projects across all businesses in the Marshall group including Aerospace, Land Systems and Advanced Composites and continues to support projects in all domains.
He led the introduction of polymer Additive Manufacturing and its subsequent approval by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for use on flying parts back in 2018 and is currently leading research and development (R&D) activities into metallic Additive Manufacturing and subsequent CAA approval. In addition to this he is leading several other R&D projects in collaboration with Cambridge and Cranfield Universities. These have provided the opportunity to integrate new technologies into Marshall processes and Chris is always seeking ways to implement these into Marshall projects.
He is a member of the Cranfield University Advanced Materials Industrial Advisory Board and has delivered lectures on Materials engineering at Nottingham Trent, Cranfield and Hertfordshire universities.
Chris’s talk will cover:
- His career to date at Lotus Cars and Marshall Aerospace
- Composites and materials in sports cars
- Materials in aerospace
- Future materials
- Additive manufacture and material
There will be an opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the talk.