HomePeopleAppointmentsNew visiting professor for the University of Huddersfield

New visiting professor for the University of Huddersfield

WEEKLY NEWSLETTER SIGN UP

Unipart Rail’s engineering director Steve Ingleton has been appointed as a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield, within the Institute of Railway Research.

Steve Ingleton, Unipart Rail.

This is in recognition of the support that Steve has given to University projects, building relationships in a number of areas, including the Centre for Innovation in Rail.

Over the last six years, Steve has chaired the strategic advisory board of the Institute of Railway Research (IRR), guiding and supporting its research programmes while strengthening its links with Unipart Rail that have been so important to the University in terms of supporting its strategies and growth.

Steve has also played a crucial role in supporting the University’s involvement in the UK Rail Research and Innovation Network (UKRRIN), a ground-breaking partnership between the rail industry and several leading universities to deliver four world class Centres of Excellence, covering rolling stock, infrastructure, digital systems and testing. Unipart Rail is one of the selected industrial companies that have partnered with universities to support research projects to develop new technologies and solutions for both domestic and international rail markets.

Professor Simon Iwnicki,
University of Huddersfield.

The director of the IRR, Professor Simon Iwnicki, said of the appointment: “I’m delighted that Steve has been made a Visiting Professor here at the University. The Professorship will help to further consolidate the link between Unipart Rail and the Institute of Railway Research and also allow us to build on the growing UKRRIN activity that both Unipart and the University are involved in.”

Professor Ingleton was clearly delighted with his appointment: “I am extremely proud to receive this accolade from the University, both personally and professionally. Innovation and the introduction of new products and digital technology are of paramount importance to the future of our business. The work being done within the Universities forms a key part in supporting and delivering our own overall wider company strategic plans, growth and future objectives.”

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest news

Imprisoned for obstructing the railways

A recent court case has illustrated how serious the crime of obstructing the railway is considered to be. Thirty-six-year-old Stephen Harrell, of Springfield Street, Wigan,...

The work to get rid of waving

For many of us, flagging down a train as you would a bus would seem a little odd. But for some, those who use around...

Newts get moved in industry-first special licence

A highly protected species, much of what happens on a construction site can be stopped or changed when great crested newts are discovered. Ecologists need...
- Advertisement -

More news

Network Rail signs major deal with EDF Renewables for green energy

Network Rail has made a significant step towards greener non-traction power. Signing a deal with EDF Renewables UK means that solar power – equivalent...

Disruption expected during next ASLEF strike

Passengers are being warned to expect severe disruption to train services during the next strike by ASLEF drivers, scheduled for Saturday 13 August. Train drivers...

National Railway Museum loans oldest surviving Midland Railway locomotive to Barrow Hill

Midland Railway locomotive 158A has been transported to Barrow Hill roundhouse from Locomotion in Shildon, where the engine had been receiving conservation work and...
NEWSLETTER SIGN UP