AIRTO is pleased to confirm with immediate effect that Professor Tat-Hean Gan, Director of Innovation and Skills at TWI has been appointed to the Board as a Member Director of AIRTO. Commenting on this appointment, Dr. Paul Howarth, Chair of AIRTO, said:
“TWI is a very active player in the UK’s Innovation, Research and Technology sector and has been a longstanding Member of AIRTO for many years. We are delighted that Tat-Hean is joining the Board, bringing with him a tremendous range of experience in leading industrial and academic collaborative programmes.”
Professor Tat-Hean Gan, Director of Innovation and Skills, TWI
Tat-Hean Gan is the Director of Innovation and Skills at TWI Ltd and Director of the Brunel Innovation Centre (BIC). He is also Director of the National Structural Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC), the UK’s first industry-led postgraduate education and research centre in structural integrity, which is based at TWI. He is currently managing the TWI Core Research Programme (CRP) and TWI Certification Ltd. He led the formation of the £1.2billion TWI Innovation Network which is comprised of universities, RTOs, SMEs and large enterprises.
Graduating with a First-Class Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Nottingham, he went on to pursue his MSc degree in Advanced Mechanical Engineering and graduated with a distinction from the University of Warwick in 1998. He then continued his PhD studies in engineering, specialising in advanced ultrasonic imaging at the same University. In 2006, he completed his Executive MBA degree at the University of Birmingham. He has worked as an academic and in industry for many years, has published more than 100 papers and contributed to several books in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT). Tat-Hean is currently a Professor at Brunel University London, where he is also the Professor of Structural Integrity in the College of Engineering, Design and Physical Sciences.
His research interests are in signal and image processing, sensor development, artificial intelligence, digital twin, asset integrity management and structural assessment. He was a recipient of The Welding Institute Lidstone Award, given to the person deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the advancement of welding technology. He has obtained his CEng, CMgr, EurIng and IntPE(UK) status and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, the International Society of Condition Monitoring, the International Society of Engineering Asset Management, The Welding Institute and the Chartered Management Institute.