Peter Goodhew's short biography

From in 1961, to 54 years later

Professor Peter J Goodhew CBE FREng

Born: 1943, London UK

Schooled in Surrey at:
Hampton Court Primary School, Hampton Wick Primary School,
King's College Junior School, King's College School, Wimbledon

Studied at:
University of Birmingham (BSc Physical Metallurgy 1964, PhD 1967, DSc 1984)

Some nice things which have happened:
Awarded CBE in the 2017 New Year Honours; Elected FREng 2002; Thomas Medal (IoM) 1991;
Platinum Medal (IoM3) 2000; Médaille Bastien-Guillet (Société Française de Métallurgie et de Matériaux) 2003;
a sabbatical year at Cornell in 1975; a Nuffield Science Research Fellowship in 1980;

Some posts I have held:
At The University of Surrey: Professor of Microstructural Science until 1990;
At The University of Liverpool: Henry Bell Wortley Professor of Materials Engineering until 2010;
Head of Materials Science & Engineering, 1990-94; Dean of Engineering 1995-98;
Pro-Vice-Chancellor 1998-2001; Head of Engineering, 2002-04

President of the Royal Microscopical Society, 1994-96; President of The Sterling Group, 2003-06;
Director of the UK Centre for Materials Education, 2000-2010; Director of the SuperSTEM project, 2001-2009;
Member of four Research Assessment Panels (3 RAE, 1 REF) and Chair of one, in 2008

Some things I am proud to have been associated with, and maybe had an influence on:
The Active Learning Lab and the major re-furbishment of the School of Engineering at Liverpool;
the MATTER project; the SuperSTEM team; the UKCME and EMERG teams;

Some things I am currently engaged with:
The Royal Academy of Engineering where I sit on the Education and Skills Committee,
and also chair the Visiting Professors group;
Christleton High School, where I volunteer as a STEM Ambassador;
NMiTE, which I am advising on Engineering Education.

And personally I delight in:
A wonderful wife; two remarkable and rewarding children; five stimulating grandchildren;

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