College of Engineering
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Deputy Head of College of Engineering
Director of Innovation and Engagement
Director of ASTUTE/ASTUTE 2020
Director of IMPACT
Professor Johann Sienz received the Diplom-Ingenieur (FH) in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany, in 1989, the BEng (Hons) from the University of Central Lancashire, UK, in 1989, the MSc in 1990 and the Ph.D. in 1994, both from Swansea University, UK.
He holds a Personal Chair in the College of Engineering, Swansea University, where he is the Deputy Head of College and the Director of Innovation and Engagement.
He directs the £14.3 Mio ASTUTE 2020 (Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies; www.astutewales.com), part-funded Welsh Government, five year, four university partnership operation. This is a follow-on operation to the original £26.7 Mio pan-Wales, eight university partnership, five year ASTUTE project that brought together academics and manufacturing companies to collaboratively work on advanced topics in manufacturing in sectors such as aerospace, automotive and medical engineering. This project generated over £200 Mio economic impact for the region. He also directs the EPSRC part-funded, £2.2 Mio industrial doctoral training centre MATTER (Manufacturing Advances Through Training Engineering Researchers), in which future engineering leaders will carry out collaborative research work with industry and will graduate with a doctorate. All his projects involve extensive collaboration with industry in the face of a rapidly changing technology base.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and of the Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS), and a Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (MIMA). He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Mathematician (CMath).
He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal “Applied Mathematical Modelling” as well as being on the editorial board of several other international journals.
Professor Johann Sienz as Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator has a total grant portfolio in excess of £50 Mio project value, obtaining over £30 Mio in funding from EPSRC, HEFCW and ERDF/ESF funding from the Welsh Government and approximately £20 Mio in-kind and match funding contributions from industry and partners. His main research area is the development and use of advanced computational techniques for structural simulation, process simulation and optimization.
Major Research Projects
Third Mission Projects
Prize winning applications and awards
E. Hinton, J. Sienz and M. Özakça, ‘Analysis and Optimization of Prismatic and Axisymmetric Shell Structures: Theory, Practice and Software’, Springer Verlag, 2003, ISBN: 1852334215. 528 pages, 247 illustrations, CD-Rom with ~ 60,000 lines of source code.
Refereed Journal Papers (IF = impact factor)
Chapters in Books
J. Sienz (ed), Proceedings of the 2nd ASMO UK / ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, University of Wales Swansea, Swansea, SA2 8PP, UK, July 2000, ISBN: 0-86076-168-1.
O.M. Querin, J. Sienz, V.V. Toropov and P.D. Gosling (eds), Proceedings of the 5th ASMO UK / ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, Stratford-upon-Avon, July 2004, CD-ROM, ISBN: 0-85316-246-8.
J. Sienz, V.V. Toropov and O.M. Querin (eds), Proceedings of the 6th ASMO UK / ISSMO Conference on Engineering Design Optimization, Oxford, July 2006, CD-ROM.