Professor Tim Minshall is the Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management. He is the inaugural Dr John C. Taylor Professor of Innovation, a member of the board of directors for St John’s Innovation Centre Ltd and IfM-ECS Ltd, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness (ITEC) at Doshisha University, and a member of the IET’s Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel. He is a member of advisory / steering committees for groups including ideaSpace, Cambridge i-Teams and 100% Open.
Tim is a recipient of a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence and a Royal Academy of Engineering/ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award.
Before joining the University in 2002, Tim was a Project Manager and Board Member at St John’s Innovation Centre Ltd where he worked on a series of projects to support industry and academic collaboration focused around new technology ventures. Prior to working at St John’s Innovation Centre, he worked as a teacher, consultant, plant engineer and freelance writer in the UK, Australia and Japan. He has a B.Eng. from Aston University and a PhD from University of Cambridge Engineering Department.
He is actively involved in outreach activities to raise awareness of engineering and manufacturing among primary and secondary schoolchildren and their teachers. Resources relating to this topic can be found at the blog, What Engineers Do.