Rolls-Royce is probably best known for making engines for the world’s biggest airliners and advanced military aircraft. However, we also produce low-emission power systems for ships – some of which we design ourselves – make critical equipment and safety systems for the nuclear industry and, power offshore platforms and major pipelines for the oil and gas industry. We support our customers with a global network of service centres.


paul withey

Paul Withey PhD, CEng, FIMMM, FICME
Rolls-Royce Engineering Associate Fellow in Casting Technology
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Paul was awarded his PhD by The University of Birmingham in 1989 for studies on permanent magnetic materials. He remained at Birmingham as a Research Fellow and Lecturer working in the fields of fracture mechanics and refractory ceramics. In 1996 Paul joined the Company Research and Development Foundry (CRDF) within Rolls-Royce as the refractory ceramic specialist and became Manager of the CRDF from 2000 to 2001. In 2002 Paul moved to Derby to take up the role as Casting Specialist for Rolls-Royce and this has led to the role of Rolls-Royce Associate Engineering Fellow in Casting Technology in 2005.

Paul is responsible for the technical definition of the casting process and directs Rolls-Royce casting research.

Paul serves on the Council of the Cast Metals Federation, the trade body for the UK casting industry, and is a former chair.