Chance Professor of Engineering and Director of Research, University of Birmingham Department of Mechanical Engineering

Duc Truong Pham holds the Chance Chair of Engineering at the University of Birmingham where he started his career as a lecturer in robotics and control engineering following undergraduate and postgraduate studies at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. 

Prior to returning to Birmingham to head the School of Mechanical Engineering between 2011 and 2015, he was Professor of Computer-Controlled Manufacture and Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Centre at Cardiff University.  His research is in the areas of intelligent systems, robotics and autonomous systems and advanced manufacturing technology. 

He has published over 500 technical papers and books and has graduated more than 100 PhD students.  He is a recipient of five prizes from the IMechE, a Life Time Achievement Award from the World Automation Congress and a Distinguished International Academic Contribution Award from the IEEE.