Prof Andrew Thomas BEng (Hons), MSc, MA, PhD, DEng, CEng, FIMechE, MIET, FHEA

Professor, Head of Department - Aberystwyth Business School

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Aberystwyth Business School

Phone: 01970 622725


I am currently Professor of Engineering Management and Head of Aberystwyth Business School. I entered academia in 2002 having followed an industrial career initially with the Royal Air Force and then later with BE Aerospace where I undertook roles in aerospace, manufacturing and production engineering. I have held positions at a number of levels in Higher education including; Lecturer/Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow and, senior management positions such as Associate Dean, Dean, Head of School and Director. My main research interests include; forensic engineering, maintenance management, engineering management, manufacturing strategy and operations management and have published over 200 research articles, journal papers and delivered a number of key note speeches in these areas. I have supervised and led over twenty KTP projects and managed a number of ERDF, EPSRC and EU FP7 projects. I have also developed a number of academic teaching programmes including: MSc Production Engineering Management, MSc International Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Master of Research in Management and, Doctor of Management.


Head of School, PhD and DProf Supervisor 


Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Leadership and Performance Management

Research interests

Forensic Engineering, Engineering Management, Six Sigma, Business Process Reengineering, Systems Behaviour and Performance