Important Non-Technical Stuff to Be a Successful Engineer

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RLT1, R Building, Wheatley Campus


Dr Peter Alberry is an independent consultant with GenExP limited and has 40 years practical experience in the power industry.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, The Welding Institute and the American Welding Society and was awarded 2 gold medals for his work on weld repair techniques which do not require pre-heat or post weld heat treatment.

He was formerly Director of Engineering with National Power plc responsible for all major failure investigations and panels of inquiry on a fleet of around 26 power stations worldwide, including 16 CCGT and cogeneration

He set up an independent engineering consultancy 14 years ago which has been involved a wide range of power station business including the privatisation of power stations in Estonia, advising the Bulgarian government on the sale of 3 power stations, a number of steam turbine root cause failure analyses for various insurance companies and he has been an expert witness in the High Courts of London and Stockholm.

Over the last 20 years, he has also lectured to postgraduate engineering students from Birmingham, Cambridge, and Swansea on the really important engineering stuff which “took him 40 years to learn” which includes elements of self-awareness, innovation and some unusual aspects of sustainable engineering.

This lecture is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Invited Research Lecture Series 2013-14.