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Rowland Travis

Associate Professor & Director of Postgraduate Experience, Faculty of Engineering



I joined the University of Nottingham as an academic in the Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering in 2019. At that time I took on the role of Director of Postgraduate Experience within the department.

From 2005 to 2019 I worked in Rolls-Royce plc within their Fuel Cell Systems group, initially leading the Design Analysis team before having roles as Fuel Cell Stack & Vessel Workpackage Owner and latterly as the Head of Business and Programme Management responsible for a team of ~30 and annual budget of £5M. I was also Programme Manager and Risk Coordinator for the global business LG Fuel Cell Systems owned jointly by Rolls-Royce and LG.

The transition from Imperial College London to Rolls-Royce was funded by a Royal Academy of Engineering award.

From 1991 to 2005 I was an academic at Imperial College London in the Mechanical Engineering department with research interests in the mechanical integrity of fuel cell systems and computer-aided design.

I studied for my PhD at University College London in the Mechanical Engineering department from 1987 to 1991.

Expertise Summary

Computer-Aided Design, and in particular free-form surfaces, often called Computer-Aided Geometric Design.

Mechanical integrity of fuel cell systems, ceramic materials and ion-conducting structures.

Design, operation and planning of fuel cell systems.

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