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Tony Hope

Professor Tony Hope

Associate Lecturer

Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering

023 8201 3173 ext. 3173 Room no. RM238


Tony Hope was awarded a personal chair in automation and control at University of Central England in Birmingham (formerly Birmingham Polytechnic) in 1988 and was acting head of external affairs until February 1990 when he joined Southampton Institute (now Solent University) as head of Technology Research Centre.

He is co-author of a textbook 'Engineering Measurements', which has undergone two reprints followed by a second edition. He has published over 100 research papers, numerous technical articles and was co-editor of five proceedings for international conferences in condition monitoring and machine performance. He was a founder of the internationally known conference on Laser Metrology and Machine Performance (LAMDAMAP) and is also a member of the organising committees for three further international conferences in the manufacturing and condition monitoring subject areas.

His major research interests are condition monitoring of machines, applications of artificial intelligence in manufacturing, performance verification of machine tools and coordinate measuring machines. He has been the principal Investigator for many collaborative research projects at Solent University and University of Central England, which have attracted funding from the European Commission, EPSRC, DTI and industry. He was a 1995 winner of the prestigious DTI SMART award and has recently coordinated a major research project concerned with the performance verification of coordinate measuring machines, funded by the European Commission.

He is a chartered engineer and is a fellow of the British Institute of Non Destructive Testing (BINDT) where he is a member of Council, chairman of the COMADIT (Condition Monitoring and Diagnostic Technology) Group and chairman of the Vibration Analysis Working Group. He is currently developing a national programme of accredited training courses in condition monitoring with BINDT.

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Further information

  1. Education

    Tony studied his undergraduate degree at Leeds University before studying for his PhD at Birmingham University.
  2. Qualifications

    Professor Tony Hope has a wide range of qualifications including BSc(Hons), PhD, CEng, MInstMC, FInstNDT and FIDiagE.
  3. Research interests

    Tony's research interests include condition monitoring, instrumentation and control, and performance verification of coordinate measuring machines. Click on the link to see more.

    Research interest full list:

    • Condition monitoring
    • Instrumentation and control
    • Current research into performance verification of coordinate measuring machines
    • Condition monitoring of rotating machinery
    • Tool wear monitoring in CNC machining centres

    Professor Hope is willing to give lectures/seminars/interviews on

    • Condition monitoring.
    • Instrumentation and control.
    • Machine tools and coordinate measuring machines.