Robert Wing is a Director of The Facilities Society. He holds a Master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London. In his role as a Director of the Society, he is able to draw on an extensive research career across many diverse branches of engineering and different types of facility, including the following.
Aerospace – combustion dynamics research at University of California, Berkeley.
Automotive – combustion studies on diesel engine emissions for Ford Motor Company.
Computer control – test-bed setup for I.C. engines research for Perkins Diesels.
Offshore – instrumentation systems for structural monitoring of offshore platforms for Shell and Syminex S.A.
Highways – motorway hydrological runoff studies at Imperial College (NERC).
Construction automation – studies of robotic fixing and rapid site-assembly systems at Imperial College (EPSRC).
Housing construction – coordinator of the EC funded R&D project, FutureHome, on manufactured housing, involving 15 European and 9 Japanese partners linked through the global IMS (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) organisation.
Energy in buildings – study mission of housing in Northern Europe for the (then) Department of Trade and Industry.
Dr Wing is a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He is a keen promoter of automation and robotics for the construction industry and has travelled extensively to obtain a global perspective on this subject. Dr Wing continues research in this area as a Visiting Research Fellow in the Innovation Studies Centre at Imperial College Business School.