History and Philosophy of Engineering

  • History of Engineering education from apprenticeship to university education.
  • The emergence of the engineering sciences in the 19th century and the impact on the role of science in shaping the engineering profession.
  • The role and identity of the engineer in society and the role of engineering in wealth creation in various countries through historical periods.

Management of Innovation &Technological Change

  • Developing a formal body of knowledge for the Management of Innovation – a practitioner guide.
  • Developing an Innovation / New product Development Methodology for manufacturing that fosters creativity.
  • The use of S-Curves in the planning of future innovations.

Sustainability and Quality of Life

  • Green engineering, ecological engineering, sustainable infrastructure, innovation nations and quality of life measures of performance.