The University of Wolverhampton has appointed a new Dean
of its School of
Professor Nduka Ekere is currently the
Dean of the School of Engineering and Professor of Manufacturing
Engineering at the University of Greenwich.
He will join Wolverhampton at the end of July following the
retirement of the current Dean, Professor Robert Moreton.
Professor Ekere said: “I am very excited by this opportunity to
lead the School of Technology in a university with such a rich
history, an international reach and a distinctive mission of
providing access to higher education. I look forward to working
with colleagues within the School and with other stakeholders to
ensure that the School of Technology enjoys the profile and
reputation it deserves.”
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “We are delighted
to have appointed Professor Ekere to lead our School of Technology.
He brings with him a strong research and teaching record which will
enable us to build on the current success of the School under the
leadership of Professor Robert Moreton.”
Professor Nduka Ekere joined the University of Greenwich as Dean
of the School of Engineering in 2002. Prior to this he was
Associate Head and Director of Research at the School of
Aeronautical, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the
University of Salford.
He has a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of
Manchester Institute of Science and Technology/UMIST and an MSc in
Flexible Manufacturing Systems and Robotics from the University of
Technology in Loughborough. He completed his BEng (Honours) degree
in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Nigeria.
Professor Ekere’s research interests are in the modelling of
manufacturing processes and systems, with specific emphasis on the
Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly, and the Processing of soft
He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Institution
of Engineering and Technology (FIET), and a Member of the Nigerian
Society of Engineers (MNSE).
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Date Issued: Monday 23 April 2012
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