Paul Maropoulos is the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Centre of Northern Ireland and the Professor of Advanced Manufacturing at Queen’s University Belfast. He held Professorial appointments at the Universities of Durham, Bath (Head of Department) and Aston (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Enterprise).
Prof Maropoulos is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the IMechE, Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP) and Chair of the CIRP UK Trust. He is the Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Engineering Manufacture and leads strategic initiatives to enhance manufacturing innovation R&D and supply chain readiness. He works closely with industry, he runs a company and holds Directorships and other senior roles in public and professional bodies. He is a member of MATRIX, Northern Ireland’s Science & Industry Panel.