Prof. Adam Clare

Scientific Advisor, Non-Executive Director, Co-Founder

Adam joined the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in January 2010 after completing both his PhD and postdoctoral research at the University of Liverpool. Driven by a curiosity in all aspects of Engineering science, Adam has taken every opportunity to learn about manufacturing technology and communicate this through his research activities and industrial engagements.

This is evidenced best through his recent appointment to the Deputy Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Manufacturing and On-Wing Repair. Within this team Adam leads non-conventional machining and materials processing activities along with offering a competency in non-destructive evaluation methods.

In 2017 Adam was appointed full Professor at the age of 35. Adam currently holds Li Dak Sum Chair at the University of Nottingham Ningbo and has undertaken fellowships at the University of Tokyo, Rolls-Royce (Royal Academy of Engineering Secondment) and the High Value Catapults (AMRC/MTC). Adam has editorial roles with the Journal of Materials Processing Technology (subject editor), Precision Engineering (associate editor) and International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture (reviewing committee).

Adam’s research focuses on the use of non-traditional manufacturing methods to arrive at net shape while inducing favourable material properties and generating new surfaces on engineering components. Adam is particularly interested in developing new manufacturing methods and materials for use in the high value manufacturing sectors including aerospace and biomedical engineering.