Prof Bruce Grieve PhD, BSc(hons), CEng, FIET, FIAgrE, FHEA

Chair in Agri-Sensors and Electronics

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Prof Grieve is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, a Fellow of the Institute of Agricultural Engineers and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and holds the N8 Chair in Agri-Sensors & Electronics. Before joining the University of Manchester, as Director of the e-Agri Sensors Centre, he gained 18 years of industrial experience in the fields of on-line analysis and measurement R&D; including deployment of sensors and informatics systems within new integrated products for Sustainable Agriculture & Food. Since 2007 he has attracted over £5.3M of direct industrial, governmental and NGO funding which has been leveraged against a portfolio of £20.4M in collaborative multidisciplinary research projects. Previously Prof Grieve has been the industrial manager on a number of UK Research Council and DTI supported projects. He has been awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Fellowship to progress his e-Agri research at the University of Manchester and has held a number of funding board roles with UK Research Councils and the Innovate-UK (TSB), including being a nominated member of the BBSRC Agriculture & Food Security Strategy & Policy Panel and the STFC 21st Century Challenges Strategy Panel.

  • Director of the e-Agri Sensors Centre, University of Manchester (07-)

  • Leading Scientist, Syngenta (00-06)

  • Senior Engineering Scientist, Process Studies Group, AstraZeneca (97-00)

  • Senior Process Analysis Engineer, Process Technology Department, Zeneca Specialties (1994-1997)

  • On-line Analysis Group Leader (secondment), ICI FCMO (92-94)

  • Measurement Engineer, On-line Analysis & Measurement Section, ICI Engineering (88-92)


PhD, BSc(hons), CEng FIET, FHEA

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BBSRC Agriculture and Food Security Strategy Panel, Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

31 Oct 201631 Oct 2019


  • sensors, instrumentation, communications, informatics, agriculture, biotechnology

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