Employment HistoryResearch Fellow, University of Birmingham.Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Technology, University of Surrey.Reader in Microstructural Science, University of Surrey.Professor in Microstructural Science, University of Surrey until 31/12/89.Henry Bell Wortley Professor of Materials Engineering, University of Liverpool 1990-2010Some Past PostsHead of the Department of Engineering, 2002-2004.Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Liverpool with responsibility for Information Services, 1998-2001.Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, 1995-1998.Head of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, 1990-1994.Director of the MATTER educational software project. 1990-2010 President of the Sterling Group of Universities<A>.until 2008 Director of the UK Centre for Materials Education 2000-2010 (part of the Higher Education Academy).Council and Board member of the Higher Education Academy 2004 - 2009
.UFC/HEFCE Research Assessment Panel for Metallurgy and Materials 1992, 1996, 2008.
Director of the SuperSTEM project at Daresbury laboratory. 2000-2009
Council member of the Royal Academy of Engineering 2011-2013
- Médaille Bastien-Guillet (Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux 2003)
- Platinum Medal (Institute of Materials 2000)
- Sidney Gilchrist Thomas Medal and Prize (Institute of Materials 1991)