I wanted to build the place and culture I'd always wanted to work in.
I see possibilities to invent the future
MY LIFE’S WORK IS THE STUDY OF ENGINEERED PRODUCTS AND PUTTING HUMAN FACTORS AT THE HEART OF FUTURE DESIGN.
My own research has shown me the possibilities for technology to enhance human performance and wellbeing under even the most extreme military conditions, industrial environments, or for the most vulnerable in society.
TELL US OF A FUTURE YOU’D LIKE TO CREATE AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE RESOURCES TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
I’m equally driven to improve the performance of my staff and students.
So, when NTU was looking for someone to head and build a new initiative in engineering, I saw the opportunity to create the environment and culture I'd always wanted. Throughout the building phase, whenever I said “We need a lab like this”, the University would reply “Great, what’s the specification?”. They couldn't have been more supportive and encouraging.
WE’RE BUILDING SOMETHING NEW, DIFFERENT AND BETTER HERE.
We’re building a new future-focused engineering department. A place that empowers pioneers; that generates ideas with the power to radically invent the future. A place where people and ideas are free to thrive.
I wanted to create an engineering environment built on creativity, people and performance. One that operates like a start-up – innovating fast, achieving results quickly, and encouraging collaboration across disciplines.
I’ve been given that possibility here.
My name is Neil Mansfield
I am a Professor and Head of Department of Engineering at the School of Science and Technology
Professor Mansfield joined NTU from the School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, where he was Professor of Design Engineering and Human Factors. At Imperial he was central to the establishment of the School of Design Engineering, which launched in 2015. He established the Human Performance and Experience research cluster and the college Human Factors Network. Prior to joining Imperial, Neil was Professor of Human Factors Engineering and Associate Dean for Research at Loughborough University Design School. He is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Ergonomist / Human Factors Specialist as well as FHEA.
Neil obtained his undergraduate degree from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton where, after working in the automotive industry, he returned to complete his PhD studying the biomechanics of drivers exposed to vibration and shock and their interaction with their seats. He spent his postdoc in Umeå, Sweden, where he worked with the forestry industry to improve the working environment of machinery drivers, before taking up his first lectureship at Loughborough University.