Course Facilitators

Eann Patterson - A. A. Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics UoL

Eann has a distinguished academic career in structural materials and mechanics with over 30 years’ experience in this field. Eann has key knowledge working with several industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, marine and nuclear. He also has experience of working with and advising Government in the USA and UK.

Described as a ‘charismatic figure with key technical communication skills’. He has experience as a speaker at international conferences, media appearances in the USA, author of a book and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers.

Chris Rhodes – Laboratory Fellow NNL

Chris Rhodes holds the role of Design Authority for both NNL’s Central Laboratory and Vitrification Test Rig on the Sellafield Site. 

In addition to his main responsibilities Chris leads NNL’s initiative in the development and deployment of Technical Ethics. In collaboration with the Inter Disciplinary Ethics Applied (IDEA) department of the university of Leeds and supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering his work is instilling ethical values and filters into the conscious decision making and practices of Scientists and Engineers in technical roles.