Professor Gary Hawley is the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Design at the University of Bath, a position he has held since 2008. He is the Director of the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre and holds the prestigious Medlock Chair of Engineering in recognition of, excellent academic research and its application to industry. He has published over 160 papers on various aspects of diesel engineering, thermal management of heat engines and computational approaches to predicting engine performance. In 2004 he was awarded the IMechE Automobile Division Crompton-Lanchester Medal for the best paper on automobile engineering. He has an extensive record of successful engagement with the automotive industry leading numerous projects in collaboration with the Ford Motor Company and BP. In the 21 years that he has been at Bath, he has secured over 20 m to fund his own research. He has been a member of the IMechE Trustee Board an International Scientific Advisor to the Canadian AUTO21 Network Centre of Excellence and is currently the Director of the UK Advanced Propulsion Centre Internal Combustion Engine Systems Efficiency spoke. He joined the academic staff in the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bath in 1995 after careers with both the National Coal Board and the Royal Navy