Kerry Kirwan is a Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) for the University of Warwick, a Trustee of The Alan Turing Institute and a Professor at WMG. He is the Director of the £11m EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (EngD), Strategic Director of the £10m Industrial Doctorate Centre and Head of the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Research Group within WMG. Prof Kirwan also leads the University of Warwick’s Global Research Priority in Innovative Manufacturing and Future Materials. Previously he was a member of the EPSRC’s Manufacturing the Future Strategic Advisory Team.
Prof Kirwan is a specialist in circular economy, sustainable materials, polymer processing and indsutrial applications, having graduated from Warwick’s Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme in 2003. He has extensive experience of developing environmentally friendly materials for application within numerous industries and secured in excess of £35m of research funding from both public and private bodies.