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Short Brothers plc

Short Brothers plc


Legal Entity Short Name: Bombardier

Academic / Non-Academic: Non-Academic

Country: United Kingdom

Department / Division: Strategic Technology, Bombardier Belfast

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Website of Department: Visit Department Website


Postal Address:

  • Short Brothers plc
  • Airport Road
  • Belfast
  • BT3 9DZ
  • United Kingdom

Scientists

Sam Wilson

Position: Head of Composite Materials and Processes Engineering

Role in ICONIC: Bombardier Scientist-in-charge, Supervisor

Email address: sam.wilson@aero.bombardier.com

Supervisor For: ESRs 4, 9 and 10


Experience:

Sam Wilson is the Head of Composite Materials and Processes Engineering within Short Brothers plc’s Strategic Technology group. He has 27 years’ experience in the evaluation, development and implementation of composite materials and manufacturing processes. He brings a strong aerospace industry focus to ICONIC and has participated in many UK and EU funded programmes, most notably MATADOR, TANGO and ALCAS.

Martin Gillen

Position: Research Engineer

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: Martin.Gillen@aero.bombardier.com

Supervisor For: ESRs 6, 8 and 9

Derek Simpson

Position: Senior Staff Engineer

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: derek.simpson@aero.bombardier.com

Supervisor For: ESR 9

Ken Poston

Position: Head of Bombardier Strategic Technology

Role in ICONIC: Member

Email address: ken.poston@aero.bombardier.com

Supervisor For: -

Gavin Campbell

Position: Director of Quality, Airworthiness & Technology Strategy

Role in ICONIC: Member

Email address: gavin.campbell@aero.bombardier.com

Supervisor For: -

David Thompson

Position: NIACE Centre Manager

Role in ICONIC: Supervisor

Email address: dave.thompson@niace-centre.org.uk

Supervisor For: ESRs 6 and 8


Experience:

David Thompson has mentored and supervised a number of MSc, PhD and postdoctoral researchers over the past 5 years in the area of advanced aerospace analysis, through UK funded projects such as NGCW and STeM. He has 23 years’ engineering experience in Research & Development and within non-profit institutions in different engineering sectors.