Dr Rob Phaal
Principal Research Associate
Rob joined the Centre for Technology Management in 1997, where he conducts research in the area of strategic technology management. Particular interests include technology evaluation, the emergence of technology-based industry, the use of visual techniques for strategy, and the development of practical management tools. Rob has a mechanical engineering background, with a PhD in computational mechanics and industrial experience in technical consulting, contract research and software development.
Strategic roadmapping has been a key area of ongoing interest, in terms of both research and practice.
General Research Interests
- Strategic technology management
- Technological innovation
- Rob co-ordinates the Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM) consortium programme