Andy Long

Andy Long

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham

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Professor Andy Long is Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

He is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Composites, leading basic and applied research on composites manufacturing within the UK academic community.

He joined Nottingham in 1990 as a research assistant, was appointed lecturer in 1994 and gained promotion to a personal chair in Mechanics of Materials in 2003. He has worked for almost 25 years on design and processing of composite components and structures, focusing in particular on automated manufacturing technologies, out-of-autoclave processing, process modelling, and design and analysis of textile composites.

Andy has led a number of collaborative EPSRC, TSB and industry funded projects on polymer composites, collaborating with many leading companies and universities, with a career portfolio as Principal Investigator valued at around £20million. As chairman of the SAMPE UK & Ireland chapter he has organised several conferences and CPD events on composites manufacture.

Andy has supervised over 20 successful PhD students, and has published 3 textbooks and around 300 papers. In 2006 was awarded the Rosenhain Medal for distinguished contribution to materials science, and in 2014 he was elected a SAMPE Fellow. He is a member of the UK Composites Leadership Forum, reporting to the UK Government Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Andy’s work includes 25 years’ experience on design and processing of composite components and structures, focusing on automated manufacturing technologies, out-of-autoclave processing, process modelling, and design and analysis of textile composites.


Being involved in a team with diverse skills and working on far-reaching projects gives me enthusiasm to come to work and surpass my own personal expectations.

Keith Lorenz
Research Engineer, Net Shape Manufacturing