14 September 2009

Professor Mandy Chessell featured in Ingenia

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Visiting professor Mandy Chessell of IBM Hursley speaks about her career in the September 2009 issue of Ingenia, the magazine of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Prof. Chessell is a Master Inventor and Distinguished Engineer with IBM, where she is chief architect for several IBM products including software that runs cash machines. She has an astounding record for innovation. In the Ingenia article, Michael Kenward writes that

"It's not easy to be an IBM Master Inventor, you need a track record as an inventor. Chessell has filed over 40 patents, with about a third of them granted so far, an aspect of her track record that helped to convice the University of Sheffield that Chessell was a suitable person to become a visiting professor at the university."

Prof. Chessell contributes occasional lectures to the Department's undergraduate degree programmes - a video of her coaching first year students on team working can be seen on our YouTube site.