Dean of the University

BSc, MSc

James Ritchie

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • CEng
  • FIMechE
  • MIET
  • FHEA

External Appointments

  • Chair of IMechE Edinburgh and SE Scotland Committee
  • Scottish Institute for Remanufacturing Board
  • External Examiner: Robert Gordon University (Mech Eng Programmes)


  • Dundee College of Technology (CNAA)
  • Heriot-Watt University

Career History

  • Dean of the University (Pan-University)
  • Dean of the University (Science and Engineering)
  • Head of Institute (Institute of Mechanical, Process and Energy Engineering)
  • Head of Mechanical Engineering
  • Heriot-Watt University: Lecturer / Senior Lecturer / Professor
  • Senior Production Engineer (Ferranti)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (FMC)
  • Production Engineer (Ferranti)
  • SETS Sponsored Undergraduate / Graduate Trainee

Areas of Research

Design, manufacture, manufacturing systems, digital engineering, digital design and manufacture, knowledge capture

Interests and Hobbies

Reading, music, football, history, engineering