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Professor Tat-Hean Gan


Prof. Tat-Hean Gan

Director of Brunel Innovation Centre

Prof. Tat-Hean Gan has more than 10 years of experience in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) and Condition Monitoring of rotating machineries in various industries namely nuclear, renewable energy (eg Wind, Wave ad Tidal), Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Construction and Infrastructure, Aerospace and Automotive. 

He is the Director of BIC, leading activities varying from Research and development to commercialisation in the areas of novel technique development, sensor applications, signal and image processing, numerical modelling and electronics hardware. His experience is also in Collaborative funding (EC FP7 and UK TSB), project management and technology commercialisation.


  • CEng. IntPE (UK), Eur Ing
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering (University of Nottingham)
  • MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering (University of Warwick)
  • MBA in International Business (University of Birmingham)
  • PhD in Engineering (University of Warwick)

 Specialties - Commercial and Business development

  • Formation of technology centres
  • Innovation Management
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer
  • Business Internationalisation
  • IP, patent, tender and proposal writing/tender (e.g. InnovateUK, FP7, H2020)
  • Market research and strategy development
  • Product lifecycle analysis


  • NDT, Structural Health Monitoring, Condition monitoring, Non-invasive Sensor Technologies, Signal and image processing
  • Fitness For Service
  • Novel solutions for site inspection
  • Risk and Reliability Engineering
  • Structural Assessment
  • Innovation Management
  • Integrity Management
  • Automation and Robotics

Industry sectors

  • Oil and gas
  • Power Generation (Conventional, Nuclear and Renewables)
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Constructions and infrastructure