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educator , materials engineer , research , company executive

John Vivian Wood, British materials engineer, educator, research and development company executive. Fellow Institute Materials (Grunfeld medal 1986, Ivor Jenkins prize 2000), Institute Physics, Institute Mechanical Engineering, Royal Society Chemistry, Royal Academy Engineering; member Materials Research Society.

Background

Wood, John Vivian was born on September 10, 1949 in London. Son of Vivian Thomas and Lois E. (Hall) Wood.

Education

Bachelor, Sheffield University, 1971. Doctor, Sheffield University, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, 1974.

Doctor (honorary), Technology University Cluj Napoca, Romania, 1993.

Career

Goldsmith Research fellow Churchill College, Cambridge, 1975-1978. Lecturer Open University, Milton Keynes, England, 1978-1988. Professor, head department Nottingham (England) University, 1988-1998, dean Engineering, 1998—2001.

Chief executive Central Laboratory Research Council, University of California, 2001—2007. Principal Faculty Engineering Imperial College, London, 2007—2008. Board directors M4 Technologies, Nottingham, Foresight Panel on Materials United Kingdom Office Science and Technology, 1998-2001.

Chair European Research Area Board, since 2008.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor: Advanced Materials and Processes. Patentee in field. Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Institute Materials (Grunfeld medal 1986, Ivor Jenkins prize 2000), Institute Physics, Institute Mechanical Engineering, Royal Society Chemistry, Royal Academy Engineering. Member Materials Research Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Trees, chamber music, wine.

Connections

Married Alison Jane Lee, July 3, 1976. Children: Thomas, Mary.

father:
Vivian Thomas Wood

mother:
Lois E. (Hall) Wood

spouse:
Alison Jane Lee

child:
Thomas Wood

child:
Mary Wood