Prof Paul Mativenga
Paul joined the Board of Governors in September 2021.
Professor Paul Mativenga (he/him) holds a Chair in Multi-scale and Sustainable Manufacturing in the School of Engineering.
He joined The University of Manchester as a lecturer in Manufacturing, at the then University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2002 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer, Reader and ultimately Professor.
Paul teaches Manufacturing Technology to undergraduate and postgraduate students.
His research is in sustainable manufacturing covering the areas of machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing, low carbon manufacturing and circular economy.
Paul is excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability. His research has been and is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK and Industry.
In the Faculty of Science and Engineering, his major administrative responsibility is strategic leadership of Social Responsibility and Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access where he has championed change.
The University has an important role to play in helping staff and students reach their full potential and making a positive difference in society and the environment.
Paul is a member of the International Academy of Production Engineering, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP).
The CIRP was founded in 1951 with the aim to address scientifically, through international co-operation, issues related to modern production science and technology.
He is a Fellow of the RSA and has editorial roles for SAGE and Elsevier Journals in manufacturing science.