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Lockheed Martin Fellow Appointed Visiting Professor at Loughborough University
Dr Craig Wrigley to provide industrial viewpoint on Quantum Systems Engineering

FARNBOROUGH, February 29 2016 – Craig Wrigley, a Lockheed Martin Fellow in the UK, has been appointed Visiting Professor in Systems Engineering at Loughborough University.

Dr Wrigley works for Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems & Global Solutions (IS&GS) business, where he develops advanced solutions for defence and intelligence systems. He has recently been involved in activities including the development of a multi-event fusion system to support safe cities.

Michael Henshaw, Professor of Systems Engineering at Loughborough University said: “As Visiting Professor, Dr Wrigley will undertake lectures and provide mentoring support to both undergraduate and post-graduate students, as well as provide a perspective to help shape and develop the curriculum.

I am really looking forward to providing an industrial viewpoint on Systems Engineering and, in particular, in relation to Quantum Systems Engineering – which is close to my heart as my own PhD was in Quantum Mechanics,” said Craig Wrigley, Lockheed Martin Fellow. “Quantum technology is developing rapidly and current research has the potential to produce innovative solutions for sensing, computing and timing. However, the research needs to combine with the highly effective systems engineering techniques practised by Lockheed Martin, to produce reliable and reusable systems components. I’m sure this is an area where Loughborough University and its students will provide a major contribution to the emerging body of knowledge.

Dr Wrigley was the first non-US employee to receive the honour of being named a Lockheed Martin Fellow, which is granted to less than one percent of the Corporation’s technical employee population. The fellowship distinguishes individuals who make significant contributions to sustaining Lockheed Martin’s leadership in advanced technologies, acknowledging both past achievements and promise for future contributions. Dr Wrigley was recognised as a Fellow for his extensive knowledge and experience supporting a wide range of programmes, from Advanced Data Links to the emerging area of Quantum Systems Engineering. He also leads research and development activities for Lockheed Martin IS&GS in the Network Enabled Capabilities domain, and is world renowned in the field of military tactical datalink Network Design and Management and multi-link operations.

Dr Wrigley studied Natural Sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge and holds an MA in Physics and Theoretical Physics and a PhD in Quantum Field Theory.

About Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin UK, headquartered in London, is the UK-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company. Lockheed Martin UK specialises in the development, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The company employs more than 3,000 people in the UK across 21 sites, working on a wide range of major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors.

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About Loughborough University
Loughborough is one of the UK’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, and strong links with industry. It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015. Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity.  Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes, which is the UK’s most prestigious form of national recognition open to a UK academic or vocational institution.