Steve Rothberg

Steve Rothberg

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Loughborough University

MTC FOUNDER REPRESENTATIVE

Steve Rothberg is Professor of Vibration Engineering and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

He joined the academic staff at Loughborough in 1990 as an industrially funded lecturer and has conducted research in collaboration with companies in the instrumentation, sporting goods and automotive sectors. His efforts in developing laser technology for vibration measurements have attracted awards from the National Physical Laboratory and the Society of Experimental Mechanics.

He is the academic lead for university’s Centre for Engineering and Design Education, part of his longstanding commitment to innovation in teaching that includes founding the original Centre in 1997.

In 2007, after 6 successful years as Head of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Steve became Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. Working with industry featured prominently in these roles; as Head he led the development of a consortium-sponsored manufacturing engineering degree programme then as Dean he led the Loughborough team on the £40m Manufacturing Technology Centre project.

Now as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise), Steve holds the strategic responsibility for Loughborough’s academic engagements with business, public and voluntary organisations with the aim of creating social, cultural and economic impacts through knowledge exchange. This includes student and graduate entrepreneurship, IP exploitation and spin-out, a range of bespoke programmes to facilitate engagement with businesses of all sizes, and development of the University’s Science and Enterprise Park.

Steve holds the strategic responsibility for Loughborough’s academic engagements with business, public and voluntary organisations with the aim of creating social, cultural and economic impacts through knowledge exchange.

 
Our partnership with the MTC provides us with a collaborative environment, allowing for the realisation of a joint vision for UK Manufacturing. ATS are able to tap into the wealth of knowledge and experience that both the MTC, and other member organisations offer, which in turn delivers real value from our investment.
Kevin Partington
UK Managing Director, ATS Global