Inaugural Zienkiewicz Lecture

On Wednesday 28th November 2018 Swansea University’s College of Engineering will host its second Zienkiewicz Lecture.

The guest speaker will be Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya who will deliver a lecture entitled ‘The mobility revolution: How innovation in automotive energy systems, intelligent vehicles and service customization will transform how we travel.’

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Guest Speaker Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Guest Speaker Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

Guest Speaker Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya

We are delighted to welcome Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya as our guest speaker for the Zienkiewicz Lecture 2018.  Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya is an engineer, educator and advisor to industry and government.

He began his career as graduate apprentice at Lucas; subsequently gaining an MSc in Engineering Production and Management, and PhD in Engineering Production at the University of Birmingham.

In 1980, he became Professor of Manufacturing Systems at the University of Warwick; founding the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) to help business innovate and university researchers to change lives. Today, WMG is one of the world’s top applied research centres, combining academic excellence and global business results.

Throughout his career, Lord Bhattacharyya has brokered partnerships, including Jaguar Land Rover’s acquisition by Tata. He has advised industry and governments internationally and sat on the UK Council for Science and Technology and its Nurse Review of Research Councils. He is a Fellow of The Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering.

He was awarded the Padma Bhusan by the President of India and in 2017 the Great Wall Friendship Award by the Mayor of Beijing, and Chinese Government Friendship Award, the premier national award, by Vice-Premier Ma Kai.

He was appointed a CBE in 1997, knighted in 2003 for services to education and industry, and made a life peer in 2004.