New Head of Engineering and Informatics appointed
The University has appointed a new Head of the School of Engineering and Informatics to replace Professor Bernard Weiss, who is retiring this summer.
Professor Diane Mynors will join Sussex in October 2012 from the University of Wolverhampton, where she has been Head of the Department of Engineering and Technology since 2007.
Before that she was a Lecturer (and subsequently Senior Lecturer) in Manufacturing at Brunel University from 1999-2007. This followed five years as a postdoctoral research officer in the School of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath.
Professor Mynors was awarded her DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1993, having previously studied there for an MSc after her undergraduate degree in Physical Electronics at the University of Bradford.
Her research interests cover all aspects of manufacturing. She is director and a council member of the Institute of Sheet Metal Engineers; an invited member of the Confederation of British Metalforming; a member of the International Cold Forging Group; and a member of the UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Advanced Engineering Sector Advisory Board.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Michael Farthing, chaired the appointment panel. He said: “Educated as a physicist, Diane has a broad subject base and significant experience of industry, which has allowed her to work in partnership with a large number of academic and commercial organizations across the world.