Here you can find an overview of the LiME Hub’s management group and the advisory panels that we regularly consult with.
The Future LiME Hub management structure draws on the elements proven to be very effective in the previous EPSRC Centre – LiME. Within this management structure Professor Zhongyun Fan (centre left of picture) works directly with Dr Mark Jones (second right of picture) to drive forward the Future LiME Hub vision and deliver the research programme aim and objectives.
Professor Fan is also supported by the Hub Administrator and the Hub Management Group (team shown above), and is advised by an International Advisory Board (IAB) and an Industrial Steering Panel (ISP), each detailed below.
Professor Zhongyun Fan, Director/Principal Investigator, Chairman
Professor Geoff Scamans, Deputy Director/Co-Investigator
Professor Patrick Grant, Co-Investigator
Professor Andrew Mullis, Co-Investigator
Professor Xiaorong Zhou, Co-Investigator
Dr Christopher Gourlay, Co-Investigator
Dr Mark Jones, LiME Manager
The International Advisory Board (IAB) stand as experts in the areas of the Future LiME Hub’s research. They advise the LiME Hub Management Group on strategic research directions and opportunities in solidification and casting research, benchmark the quality and progress of our research against the international stage and participate in the Hub’s international activities. The members come from a number of renowned institutions from across the globe and have many years of experience within the field.
The IAB meets with the LiME Hub Management Group and researchers annually to receive and review updates on LiME’s research and operational progress. The board have the opportunity to discuss developments and make suggestions for the future direction of research and industrial related engagement.
Professor Lorenz Ratke, German Aerospace Centre (DLR), Germany – Chairman
Professor Lars Arnberg, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Professor Lindsay Greer, University of Cambridge, UK
Professor Karl Kainer, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany
Professor Wilfried Kurz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Professor John Perepezko, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Professor David StJohn, University of Queensland, Australia
The Industrial Steering Panel (ISP) represents the key strategic interests of the current and potential end-users of the research carried out within the Future LiME Hub. The members of the panel represent a wide array of contributors from casting and metallic processing industries to the manufacturers and users of the end products. They advise on the potential future opportunities for LiME’s research to be applied to industrial and manufacturing needs and help to ensure the industrial relevance of our applied research.
The main objective of the ISP is to provide independent advice from an industrial perspective on the progress of the LiME projects and the overall strategic direction and relevance of the Hub’s research. ISP membership is reviewed by the Hub Management Group annually to reflect the dynamic nature of the research programme.
Mr Martin Jarrett, Constellium, Chairman
Mr Henry Dickinson, Norton Aluminium
Mr Anthony Evan, Sarginsons
Professor Graham Machin, National Physical Laboratory
Dr Pam Murrell, Cast Metals Federation
Mr Emmanuel Beslin, Constellium
Mr Marcus Henry, JLR
Mr Carl Schubeler, Nissan
Mr Jack Strong, Grainger & Worrall
Mr Keith Denholm, Grainger & Worrall
Mr Bill Stott, Aeromet
Mr John Townsend, Stone Foundries
Dr Doug Watson, Weir Group
Mr Paul Blake, JLR
Dr James Smith, JLR
Mr Mike Bond, Aeromet
Mr Andy Smith, Gordon Murray Design