Professor Peter J Goodhew FREng

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3rd July 1943 in London, England

King's College School, Wimbledon and the University of Birmingham, UK

BSc and PhD in Physical Metallurgy, DSc in Metallurgy and Materials (Birmingham), FIM, FInstP, C Eng, C Phys, FRSA, FREng

Médaille Bastien Guillet, Société Francais de Métallurgie & Matériaux, 2003
Platinum Medal, Institute of Materials, 2000
Sidney Gilchrist Thomas Medal and Prize, in recognition of personal achievement expressed through a body of literature, Institute of Metals, 1991

Employment History:
Research Fellow, University of Birmingham
Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, Department of Metallurgy & Materials Technology, University of Surrey
Reader in Microstructural Science, University of Surrey
Professor in Microstructural Science, University of Surrey until 31/12/89

Current Posts at The University of Liverpool:

These are some of the many posts Peter has held (in some cases still holds) over the last few years:

  • Head of the Department of Engineering 2002-2004
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool with responsibility for Information Services, 1998-2001
  • Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, 1995-98
  • Head of the Department of Materials Science & Engineering, 1990-94
  • Director of the SuperSTEM project at Daresbury laboratory
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, 1975
  • Nuffield Foundation Science Research Fellow, 1980
  • IBM Visiting Faculty Professor 1981
  • Director of Microstructural Studies Unit, University of Surrey
  • Chairman of the Electron Microscopy and Analysis Group (EMAG) Committee of the Institute of Physics (1986-88)
  • Distinguished Guest Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA (1989)
  • Chairman of the British Joint Committee on Electron Microscopy (BJCEM) (1986-89)
  • SERC Electronic Materials Committee (1992-94)
  • UFC/HEFCE Research Assessment Panel for Metallurgy and Materials (1992, 1996, Chair in 2008)
  • Chairman, Standing Committee of UK Heads of Materials Departments (1992-4)
  • President, Liverpool Materials Society (1993-4)
  • EPSRC, Member of Functional Materials College (1995-present)
  • President of the Royal Microscopical Society (RMS) (1994-6)
  • President of the Sterling Group of Universities
  • Member of Executive Committee, Confederation of European Microscopy Societies (1995-1998)
  • International Scientific Committee, International Microscopy Congresses in York (1988), Spain (1992), Dublin (1996), Mexico (1998)
  • Materials Editor of the Journal of Microscopy (until 2005)
  • External Examiner for undergraduate or postgraduate courses at Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan and Oxford Universities
  • Council Member of the International Council for Materials Education
  • Council and Board member of the Higher Education Academy (2004- )

Other interests

Despite his passionate and tireless commitment to a number of academic causes (yes, that was irony) Peter Goodhew also has a life. Some aspects of it are to be found here.

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