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Professor Ilias Oraifige

Director of Engineering

Department

College Principal/CEO, Directors, Deans, Advisors and Heads

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, BEng, PGCertHE, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA.

Professor Oraifige joined the Regent Group as Director of Engineering in May 2022. Professor Oraifige previously worked as Faculty Dean at GBS and at Birmingham City University as Head of Engineering Centres. Professor Oraifige also worked at the University of Derby where he was the Head of the Engineering and Built Environment Subject Area. He is qualified chartered engineer and a fellow member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE). His various emoluments within the HE environment involved continuous engagement with industry in many ways including R&D, development of new courses, short courses, consultancy, KTPs, etc.

Professor’s Oraifige research work involves Knowledge Based Engineering, virtual reality and finite element analysis. The research work investigates and develops tools to facilitate the integration of such technologies and hence providing real time design analysis capabilities in virtual environment. His other research work includes: Process Flow and Shop floor Layout Optimisation; Production Planning and Scheduling; Production / Manufacturing Engineering; New Product Development; Stress Analysis and Design Optimisation and Engineering Design and Simulation.

Professor’s Oraifige Research Track Record Includes: Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Engineering Simulation (www.intJES.co.uk); Organiser of the 2007 International Conference on Modelling, Simulation &  Visualisation Methods at the WORLDCOMP’07, Las Vegas; Number of PhD and MPhil Completion; Number of Peer Reviewed Journal Papers and industrial reports and Successful external funding (KTPs, etc.) in excess of £1 M

Department

College Principal/CEO, Directors, Deans, Advisors and Heads

Qualifications

PhD, MSc, BEng, PGCertHE, CEng, FIMechE, FHEA.