Professor Allan Hutchinson’s original research expertise was developed on structural adhesive bonding in Dundee. He later became Head of the Joining Technology Research Centre at Oxford Brookes with a strong engineering materials focus.
In 2008 he set up the Sustainable Vehicle Engineering Centre to address the low carbon vehicle agenda. His teaching and research interests include all aspects of design, materials engineering, joining technology, automotive engineering and sustainability. He has been the investigator/co-investigator for about £10m of research and consultancy at Oxford Brookes and has >130 publications.
Recent research projects include MINI E, E-Mobility, Lightweight vehicles, Recycled Carbon Fibre, Life Cycle Analysis. Professor Hutchinson is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining and a Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry. He served on the Board of Directors of the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership 2014-16.