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University of Warwick
T:   024 765 75361
W:   Product Evaluation Technologies

Research Interests

Business Process Reengineering, Perceived Quality, Metrology and Digital Prototyping


Professor Mark Williams is leader of the Product Evaluation Technologies (PET) and Metrology Research group in WMG at the University of Warwick. Prof Williams has managed a diverse portfolio of Research and Development projects totalling over £30M funded by EPSRC, the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), HVM Catapult and EU within the Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare and Defence industries. These projects involved collaborating with a number of industrial partners and their supply chains; including Jaguar Land Rover, Nikon Metrology, Tata Motors, Morgan Advanced Materials, BAE Systems, Autodesk, and HoloVis. This research has led to the publication of over 85 academic papers published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. The independently audited socio-economic impact of this research also includes 1500 jobs safeguarded, £20M process savings, and £7.5M of incremental R&D investment within the UK.

Current research interests include Advanced Measurement Systems, 3D Visualisation, Digital Prototyping, and the Human Machine Interface (HMI). Recent projects has seen a diversification into the domain of Criminal Forensics working on high profile Homicide cases with West Midlands Police and digital conservation within Heritage and Archaeology sectors. Prof Williams is also active in Local Government as a Borough Councillor, Portfolio Holder and Governor at the Warwickshire College Group (WCG).

In 1990, Prof Williams served his time as a Technician Apprentice at GEC Alsthom and studied Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Trent University. He then received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1998. Mark is a also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and has worked within a wide range of industries as a Dimensional Control consultant and was employed at Jaguar Land Rover up until 2003 when he joined WMG.

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