College Lecturer in Engineering
Professor David Hills read Engineering Science at Oxford, graduating in 1976. He worked for a firm called Tecquipment before starting a PhD at was then Trent Polytechnic. He became a lecturer there but went as an academic visitor to the University of Michigan in 1983. He never returned to Trent and took up his present position, initially as lecturer in Solid Mechanics, Oxford, in 1984. He is a Fellow of Lincoln College.
From 2009 Prof Hills has been Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Solid Mechanics (UTC).