Professor Felician Campean
Felician is a Professor in Automotive Reliability Engineering and Director of the Automotive Research Centre. He holds a PhD in Reliability from Brunel University (1998) and a Mechanical / Manufacturing Engineering Degree from Transilvania University (1990). Worked in the bearings industry before joining Academia as a lecturer in manufacturing automation. Has joined University of Bradford in 1998 as a Research Fellow, and progressed to Senior Research Fellow (2000), Senior Lecturer in Competitive Design (2005), and Professor in 2011. Has led the Bradford Engineering Quality Improvement Centre (since 2000) which is a major hub for collaborative applied research and knowledge transfer. Has led several major programmes of workplace based research and postgraduate development including the MSC by research / MPhil / PhD in Engineering Quality Improvement (partnership with Ford Motor Company) and the MSc in Engineering and Process Excellence (partnership with Jaguar Land Rover – Technical Accreditation Scheme) – underpinned by a programme of research led short courses.
Felician has extensive track record of leading research and knowledge transfer collaboration with the global automotive industry, including companies like Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors, Honda, Cummins Turbo Technologies, Webasto, and Gates Corporation.
Current research interests revolve around modelling complex systems, including model based methods for reliability and robustness of complex systems design, multi-disciplinary design optimization applied to complex systems, modelling complex product development processes.
Major recent research projects have focused on engine and powertrain modelling and optimisation, and automotive systems engineering design based on Failure Mode Avoidance.
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society, Member of the Design Society, Committee member of the MMEP DS SIG.