Alumni profiles

We are proud of the achievements of our alumni and want to share their stories with you.

If you would like to offer an alumni profile please fill in the online form or email us. If you would just like to let your community know what you are up to now, or have a short story to tell, then how about creating a class note instead.

Chemical Engineering

  • Andrew Goddard Technical Manager Organics, Viridor Waste Management Ltd (PhD Biotechnology 1990, MSc Biotechnology 1983) 
  • Stephen Watson Principal, Arthur D. Little (BEng Chemical Engineering 1991) 
  • Peter Fergusson Senior Carbon Consultant, Bssec Ltd (PhD Biotechnology 1973) 
  • James Vincent Cementing Technical Specialist (MEng Chemical Engineering 2008) 
  • David Dimeloe Chairman, Mackwell Electronics Ltd (PhD Chemical Engineering 1971) 
  • Geoffrey Hamer Hon. Secretary, Biofocus Foundation (PhD Biochemical Engineering 1962, BSc Chemical Engineering 1959)
  • Tim Highfield Offshore Technology Manager, CB&I (MEng Chemical Engineering with Environmental Management 2000)
  • Elizabeth Riddington Electronic Flight Bag Deployment Manager, The Boeing Company (BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering 1992)
  • Kalbinder Singh Sandhu Biosciences Sales Specialist, Fisher Scientific UK (PhD Chemical Engineering 2007)
  • David Pascall Retired with non-executive directorships (BSc (Hons) Chemical Engineering 1970)


  • Alan Barber Former Caregory Issues Manager, Unilever (PhD Chemistry 1976, BSc Chemistry 1972) 
  • Stuart James Cantrill Chief Editor, Nature Chemistry at Nature Publishing Group (MSc Chemistry and Bioorganic Chemistry 1996, MPhil Chemistry 1997) 
  • Matthew Barton Partner, Forresters (BSc Chemistry with Analytical Science 1998, PhD Chemistry 2001)
  • John Guy Education Consultant and Senior Advisor, Cambridge International Examinations (BSc Chemistry 1971, PhD Chemistry 1974) 
  • Barry Hill Director, Micro Research Ltd (PhD Chemistry 1983) 
  • Samantha Brown Marketing Manager, Innospec (BSc Chemistry 1997, PhD Synthetic Organic Chemistry 2001)
  • Carly Thomas Customer and Employee Experience Graduate,Nationwide Building Society (BSc Chemistry 2015)
  • Jack Lownes PhD researcher, University of Birmingham (MSci Chemistry 2015)

Civil Engineering

  • George Chapman Retired (BSc Civil Engineering 1961, PhD Civil Engineering 1964, Diploma of Management Studies 1970)  
  • James Murray Project Manager, AECOM (MSc Construction Management 2013)
  • Kehinde Oduyemi Director of Academic Programmes, Universit of Abertay, Dundee (PhD Civil Engineering 1987)
  • Low Sui Pheng Director of the Centre for Project Management & Construction Law, National University of Singapore (MSc(Eng) Construction Management (1987)
  • Clare Breckin Senior Engineer, Devon County Council (MSc Road Management and Engineering 2013)
  • Giannis Kallika Graduate Geotechnical Engineer, URS (MEng Civil and Energy Engineering 2013)
  • Momodou Senghore Managing Director, National Roads Authority, Gambia (MSc in Road Management and Engineering 2011) 
  • Joanna Maguire Graduate Engineer, Mott MacDonald (BSc Civil Engineering with Industrial Experience 2015)
  • Mohammed Altaleb Asset Management Consultant, Atkins, based in Dubai UAE (MSc Road Management and Engineering 2014) 

Computer Science

Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering

  • James Chu Managing Director - Investments,  Incapital Europe Ltd (PhD Electronic Engineering 1993, BEng Electronic & Communication Engineering 1989)
  • Sean McMitchell Research Fellow, University of Warwick (PhD Electronic Engineering 2008)
  • Tom Male Group Business Services Graduate, Network Rail (MEng Computer Interactive Systems with Industrial Studies 2013)


  • Nancy Shaw (nee Douglas) (BSc Mathematics & Sports Science 2003)
  • Geoffrey Curtiss (PhD Mathematics 2009)
  • Rachel Fowler (PhD Mathematics 2007)
  • Paul Suckling (PhD Mathematics 2004)
  • Joe Skilton Managing Consultant, Berkeley Research Group (MSci Mathematical Sciences - First Class Honours 2007)
  • Simon Goodwin Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, University of Birmingham (PhD Mathematics 2005) 
  • Richard Maddams Business Performance Manager, BBC (BSc Hons Mathematics 2007)
  • Simon Grumett Consultant & Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medical Oncology, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (BSc Mathematics & Statistics 1980)
  • Dan Luckett (BSc Mathematics 2015)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Akaehomen Ibhadode Professor of Manufacturing Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria (PhD Mechanical Engineering 1987) 
  • Philippa King-Smith Business Development Manager, Ardmac Performance Contracting Ltd (BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering 2001)
  • Alex Hall Lead Engineer, Jaguar Land Rover (MEng Mechanical and Automotive Engineering 2010)  
  • Jonathan Marshall Head of Vehicle Science for the Sahara Force India Formula One Team (MEng & Man Lang DIS (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Manufacture and Management with French, with Diploma in Industrial Studies 2001)
  • Mahyuddin Ayob Project Engineer, United Engineers Malaysia Group Ltd. (MSc Operations Management 2013)
  • Michael Rackstraw Graduate Engineer, McLaren Racing Team (MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Industry 2014) 
  • Pooya Parvizi International Projects Manager for Business Development, VanGT Inc., Canada (MEng Mechanical Engineering(Automotive) 2012)
  • Jaananni Srissanthirarasa Graduate Supply Chain Engineer, Rolls-Royce (MEng Mechanical Engineering with Year in Industry 2014)
  • Jenny Freij Product Development Engineer, Corin Group plc (MEng Mechanical Engineering with a Year Abroad 2015)
  • Matthew Fox Graduate Engineer, Rolls-Royce plc (MEng Mechanical Engineering 2015). You can also read more about Matthew's story in Alumni News

Metallurgy and Materials

  • David Haniff Director, Pervasive Technology Lab (CIC) (PhD Augmented Reality, MSc Cognitive Science) 
  • Tim Johnson Technical Director, Tetronics Ltd (PhD Metallurgy and Materials 1990, BSc Metallurgy and Materials 1987) 
  • Mark Hixon Managing Director, Consulting Associates Worldwide Ltd (PSc Physics 1983, PhD Metallurgy & Materials Science 1987)
  • Derek Rhys Atkins Professor, Risk Management & Insurance, Cass Business School; Director, Enabl Ed Ltd; PArtner, Reputability LLP (PhD Industrial Metallurgy 1971, BSc Industrial Metallurgy 1967)  
  • Adam Plank Quality Manager Designate, George Dyke Forgemasters (MEng Materials Engineering 2013)
  • Caroline Taylor Materials Science MSc, Imperial College London (BSc Sports and Materials Science 2015)
  • Josh Miller PhD student, University of Birmingham (BEng Materials Science and Technology 2015)

Physics and Astronomy

  • Diana Wardley Partner, Forresters (PhD Physics 1986, BSc Physics 1983) 
  • Mark Thurston Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell LLP (PhD Astrophysics 2000)
  • Michael Coleman Retired (PhD Theoretical Neutron Physics 1971, MSc Reactor Physics 1969, BSc Physics 1968) 
  • Neil Young Senior Research Scientist, Department of Materials, University of Oxford (PhD Physics 2007, MSc Physics 2004) 
  • Mark Nixon Managing Director, Consulting Associates Worldwide Ltd (PhD Metallurgy & Materials Science 1987, BSc Physics 1983)
  • Noor M. Butt Preston Professor of Nano Science & Technology & Chairman, Preston Institute of Nano Science & Technology, Pakistan (DSc Physics 1993, PhD Physics 1969)
  • Catherine Goode Games Designer, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (BSc Physics & Space Research 2008)
  • Andy Johns Teacher and Head of Year, Dollar Academy (BSc Physics 1992)
  • Hannah Vaughan Trainee Pilot, British Airways Future Pilot Programme (MSc Physics & Technology of Nuclear Reactors 2013, BSc Physics & Astrophysics 2012)
  • Nicole Cordy Trainee Patent Attorney, Barker Brettell LLP (MSci (Hons) Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology 2013)
  • Paul Clarkson PhD Candidate in Nanotechnology, University of Cambridge (MSc Nuclear Physics and Reactor Technology 2010, BSc Physics 2009)
  • Chiara Mingarelli Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, California Institute of Technology (PhD Astrophysics 2014)
  • Matthew Harrison (BSc Physics with International Study 2015)
  • Emelia Galkowska Graduate Trainee, BAE Systems (MSci Physics 2015)



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