T A Dean University of Birmingham

T A Dean University of Birmingham

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Professor Trevor Dean PhD; MSc, CEng, MIMechE, FInstFT

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Emeritus Professor of Manufacturing Engineering

Contact details

+44 (0) 121 414 4225
+44 (0) 121 414 3958
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Metal Forming


T.A. Dean

T.A. Dean

Editor -in-Chief, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

Trevor Dean is  a graduate in engineering at the University of London. Spent time working in the forging industry before joining The University of Birmingham at which he is now emeritus professor of manufacturing engineering. He has been awarded; ‘Edwin Walker Prize’ for Best Paper in Manufacturing Technology and Design, IMechE, 1988
‘Donald Julius Groen Prize’ for Best Paper in Manufacturing Technology, Design and Quality, IMechE, 1991
‘David Brown Prize’ for Paper Most Relevant to Industry, Drives and Controls Conference, UK, 1996,
JSTP International Gold Medal & Prize for R&D in Precision Forging, 2008
He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, visiting professor at Imperial College London, Dalian University and Central south University China and a member, Editorial Advisory Board, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering.


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