Professor Steve Maggs, FIMMM, PhD, BEng, is a Professorial Teaching Fellow who joined WMG at the University or Warwick in 1999 after a number of years in industry. He completed a Technician Apprenticeship with the UK Ministry of Defence after leaving school and worked for some time as a Professional and Technological Officer. He then studied BEng Metallurgy at Leeds University where he stayed to study for an industrially sponsored PhD examining casting defects in commercial aluminium alloys. He worked as a Development Metallurgist for Alcan and then an Armour and Material Technologist for Alvis Vehicles. When he joined WMG he created training programmes around CADCAM and then moved onto the undergraduate team teaching Materials, Manufacturing and CADCAM. He has tutored on UK, industrial and international programmes at Undergraduate and Master's level and has supervised a number of doctoral students. He is also a member of the Institute of Materials Automotive Applications Division Board. He is Deputy Director of the innovative Applied Engineering Programme which delivers part-time undergraduate degrees for industrial partners such as Jaguar-Landrover and Network Rail and Rolls Royce. He chairs the WMG Technology Enhanced Learning Committee and is responsible for e-learning on the Applied Engineering Programme. Steve was involved in the setting up the WMG Academy for Young Engineers which is a University Technical College for 14 to 18 year olds. He is now Deputy Chair of Governors and has assisted in setting a second WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull, Birmingham.