Professor Karen Holford FREng FLSW
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of College of Physical Sciences and Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Cardiff University

Karen Holford's pioneering acoustic emission (AE) research has led to novel and commercially successful technologies, proven and used internationally for bridge safety inspections and now being applied to monitoring the integrity of aircraft structural components. Karen Holford maintains strong links with industry while promoting best practice in engineering education. At Cardiff University, she is Pro Vice-Chancellor for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, having previously held the post of Director of the School of Engineering.