Duc Pham blog

Academia and I

I remember senior colleagues telling me, when I was a young academic, about the golden era of the department. more

Jul 26, 2017 11:06 AM Duc Pham's blog


Despite having worked for many years in robotics and automation, a field dedicated to replacing human labour by that of machines, I have so far not caused anyone to lose their livelihoods. more

May 23, 2017 10:08 AM Duc Pham's blog

TEFinitely Sensible Lords

CMM readers not working in UK higher education may not be aware that the government is introducing a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). more

Mar 29, 2017 8:50 AM Duc Pham's blog

About this Blog

Duc Truong Pham has made wide-ranging contributions to the theory and practice of mechanical, manufacturing and systems engineering. His academic output includes more than 470 technical papers and 15 books. He has supervised over 100 PhD theses to completion. He has won in excess of £30M in external research grants and contracts. In addition to pursuing and leading research, he has also been very active with knowledge transfer to industry, applying the results of his work to help multinational companies and SMEs to generate wealth and create and safeguard jobs. He has lectured extensively abroad on his research and has acted as a consultant to several major companies. He was Professeur Invité at École Centrale de Paris, Consulting Professor at HUST (China), Erskine Visiting Fellow at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), Visiting Professor at the Université Paul Verlaine (France). He currently holds a visiting professorship at King Saud University (Saudi Arabia). He is the recipient of several prizes including the Sir Joseph Whitworth prize awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1996 and 2000 and the Institution's Thomas Stephens Group Prize in 2001 and 2003 and Donald Julius Groen Prize in 2004, and the 5th ICMR Best Paper Prize in 2007. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, Learned Society of Wales, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institution of Engineering and Technology, and Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was made an OBE in the 2003 New Year's Honours List for his services to Engineering.