Professor and Director
Modelling and Simulation Centre
University of Manchester
John Yates joined the University of Manchester in August 2010 as Professor of Computational Mechanics and Director of the Centre for Modelling and Simulation. John is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is also a Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellow and Chair of the Editors of the international journal, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures. John studied at Cambridge, Cranfield and the University of Sheffield where he gained his PhD. He joined the academic staff in Sheffield in 1984, became a Professor in 2000 and from 2004 to 2008, he was Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. John has published over 200 archived articles, which includes more than 80 international peer reviewed journal papers.