Lisa Lucas is a Senior Research Officer on the Advanced Design Engineering (ADE) project. She has over 16 years’ experience of business development and is responsible for building and maintaining effective relationships with the manufacturing sector in Wales as well as developing proposals and managing the collaborative research projects within the ADE programme.

As an experienced Project Manager, she has developed and managed successful collaborative R&D projects between the University and industry as well as managing a pan Wales European project that assisted over 200 businesses across wales in adopting new

systems and processes. For the past 10 years she has established a track record of successfully managing numerous projects in the manufacturing sector with a range of companies from large anchor companies such as Aston Martin and Calsonic Kansei to local SMEs. The collaborations have varied in size and scope and have covered a range of research areas and technologies.

Personable and cheerful by nature, Lisa prides herself on the positive working relationships she has successfully built and maintained over the years and looks forward to the challenges set by an ever changing landscape that is Welsh Industry.