Michael T. Wright (engineer)

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Michael T Wright
Born (1947-04-11)11 April 1947
Died 10 January 2015(2015-01-10) (aged 67)
Residence England
Nationality British
Fields Mechanical engineering
Institutions Aston University

Michael T. Wright (11 April 1947 - 10 January 2015)[1] PhD, FREng, FIEE, FIMechE, CMath, FIMA, CIMgt was the Vice-Chancellor of Aston University between 1996 and 2006.[2]

Life[edit]

Wright was born 11 April 1947 and attended Sheldon Heath School, Birmingham.[3] He took an apprenticeship then studied Electrical Engineering at Aston University, gaining a first class degree in 1969. After working in industry he returned as Professor of Mechanical Engineering in 1990. He was later Senior Pro-Vice-Chancellor, between 1994-1996, becoming Vice-Chancellor in 1996 for ten years. He retired in 2006 and died of cancer 10 January 2015.[2][4] He was survived by his wife and daughter.[5]

Honours[edit]

FIEE 1981; FREng 1988; FIMechE 1989; FRSA 1989; CMath 1994; FIMA 1994; CCMI 1997. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 11 April 2012. Retrieved 11 April 2014. Prof Michael Wright, Vice–Chancellor, Aston University, 1996–2006, 65 
  2. ^ a b "Officers of the University from its inception to the present". Aston University. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Debretts People of Today
  4. ^ www.aston.ac.uk news release 20 Jan 2015
  5. ^ Birmingham Mail 13 Jan 2015 "Aston University stalwart Professor Michael Wright dies, aged 67"

External links[edit]

Academic offices
Preceded by
Frederick W. Crawford
Vice-Chancellor of Aston University
1996–2006
Succeeded by
Julia King