Emeritus Professor Michael Cardew-Hall is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineers Australia. He has held technical and management positions with GEC and Rolls-Royce Aero Engines in the UK prior and as Pro Vice Chancellor (Innovation) at Australian National University. He has been an active researcher in the area of CAD, Computer Aided Manufacture, application of machine learning and knowledge based systems to manufacturing and optimisation of manufacturing processes, in particular sheet metal forming. Much of this work has been carried out in collaboration with industry partners, particularly in the automotive sector.
Emeritus Professor Cardew-Hall has ongoing interest in technology transfer, commercialisation and industrial policy and has been involved in a number of spin off start-up companies. He has served as a Director of the Australian Solar Institute, Lithicon AS, Simile Systems, ATPi and as Chair of the Boards of Australian Scientific Instruments and the CEO of ANU Enterprise.