Management Team

Professor Dave Worsley

Tata Steel sponsored Professor

Vice President (Innovation) Swansea University

Professor Worsley is author and co-author of 129-refereed scientific publications on coated product development. He has worked closely with the coatings industry since being appointed to the Materials Research Centre in the mid 1990s, following an industry sponsored PhD (Johnson Matthey), an Industrial Fellowship (Astra Zeneca) and a British Steel Fellowship.

Professor Worsley is Research Director of SPECIFIC IKC – transforming ‘buildings into powerstations’ by harnessing the power of solar energy. Primarily funded by ERDF, EPSRC and Innovate UK, this collaboration is supported by 54 companies with international presence, but a footprint in UK including Tata Steel, NSG Pilkington, Akzo Nobel and Vale INCO. Moreover, SPECIFIC is further supported in this work by strategic collaborations with Imperial College London (Sêr Cymru Sêr Solar), Oxford and Cambridge universities plus numerous partner projects with a further 12 UK and international universities.

As a ‘Tata sponsored Professor’ he has set-up the Steels and Metals Institution at Swansea University. Being the Academic Research Lead for SUNRISE (2018 GCRF project) Professor Worsley enables Swansea University to lead the UK Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Imperial and Brunel and seven top Indian Institutions alongside industrial partners Tata CleanTech, NSG and a supply chain of SMEs in the development of building integrated solar energy for rural communities in India.

He is Vice President (Innovation) for Swansea University.

Areas of Expertise:

  • solution processed perovskite solar cells
  • building integrated photovoltaics
  • coating applications and development
  • corrosion science and engineering
  • construction steel
  • coatings used for corrosion protection to renewable energy generation

In 2015, Professor Dave Worsley was awarded the prestigious Hadfield Medal and Prize by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), in recognition of his distinguished work in the field of materials science and engineering and in particular, his achievements connected with the iron and steel industries.