Staff Profiles

Professor James JG Broughton


Head of Joining Technology Research Centre

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

James Broughton

Phone number: 01865483556


Location: R1.08

My role within the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics includes both teaching and research. Within my teaching role I mainly lecture on stress analysis and design. My research role includes running research projects and leading the Joining Technlogy Research Centre. Since completing my PhD at Oxford Brookes University I have been involved in numerous and quite diverse industrial and international research projects, including repair and rehabilitation of historic timber structures, qualification and classification guidelines and test procedures for strengthening systems bonded to civil structures, the development of next generation aerospace composite wing ribs and, more recently, bonded lightweight electric motors. One of my current research areas is investigating disbondable adhesives for materials recycling and reuse.

I supervised the award winning knowledge transfer partnership with YASA Motors Ltd in 2014, which won the Innovate UK 2014 prize for Research Excellence and was a finalist in the overall 'Best of the Best' category. He also participated in an Innovate UK (TSB) project which won the JEC composites show award for Process Innovation in Paris, 2011.

I also worked on the post graduate Brookes' Bamboo Bike Project which developed the first commercial UK bamboo mountain bike. To demonstrate the bike's credentials, he and a colleague successfully traversed the Alps in the grueling eight day TransAlps 2011 mountain bike race.