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Professor Mark Spearing

Professor Mark Spearing was appointed Pro Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Southampton on 1 May 2011. He was previously Head of Engineering Sciences at the University.

Professor Spearing received his Ph.D from Cambridge University Engineering Department in 1990, working on the fatigue damage mechanics of carbon fibre composites. He worked as a research engineer at UC Santa Barbara before becoming an engineering specialist at BP Research and subsequently a research engineer for Carborundum Microelectronics.

From 1994 to 2004 he was on the faculty of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Professor Spearing's research focuses on developing mechanism-based models and design approaches for the failure of advanced engineered materials. His activities involve advanced composites, layered materials and materials, structures and processes for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and other microsystems. He also works in the area of structural health monitoring of composite structures.

Professor Spearing is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the Materials Research Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He edits several journals and has published over 160 papers. He is a co-inventor on five patents.

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