Professor Chris Rudd
Professor Chris Rudd is the Provost of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He is also the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, UK and Professor of Mechanical Engineering of University of Nottingham.
Professor Chris Rudd is currently the University of Nottingham’s longest serving Pro-Vice-Chancellor – his previous portfolio was External Engagement, a role he held from 2007-2015, driving University of Nottingham’s £150M fundraising campaign and leading on business engagement and research commercialization.
Chris is Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He began his career in Marine Engineering as a seagoing engineer, and later worked in the automotive industry before completing his PhD at Nottingham. He was appointed as the Provost of The University of Nottingham Ningbo China on 1st Aug, 2015. Chris has been a Board Member of the China Britain Business Council since 2010 and chairs the Nottingham Confucius Institute. Chris was awarded the Chang Bai Shan Friendship Award by the Chinese Government in 2013 and in 2015 received the 48 Group Icebreaker Laureate Award from HE Liu Xiaoming.
Teaching and Research Summary
Professor Rudd’s area of specialist interest is lightweight structures, especially fibre composites and he has developed several innovative processes for turning these unique materials into useful devices. His team works with the transport and medical devices industries to introduce new processes and products.