Professor David Rugg
STFC Council member
Professor David Rugg FREng is a Rolls-Royce Senior Fellow for materials which spans all materials and business sectors covering the full life product cycle.
Professor Rugg is a metallurgist who started his career with a PhD on Magnesium alloys around 30 years ago. After this he spent seven years at IMI Titanium in the R+D group conducting research on alloy and process development. For the last two decades Rugg has worked at Rolls-Royce in a variety of roles including long term, extensive and highly stimulating interaction with academia with an emphasis on titanium and zirconium research. His interests include cutting edge experimental techniques through to physics based modelling in order to address industrial problems.