Press Releases 2017

Power and Water CEO Philip Morgan is appointed as a Professor of Practice at UWTSD

24.01.2017

University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to announce that Philip Morgan, the CEO and Co-founder of Power & Water, has been appointed as a Professor of Practice at the University. The title of ‘Professor of Practice’ is bestowed upon an individual to honour and recognise that person for having attained academic and/or professional distinction in those disciplines which are aligned with the strategic intentions of the university.

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Power & Water, in partnership with UWTSD, have designed a series of Masters Courses in Environmental Engineering and Science, giving students the opportunity to work on real-life projects, working alongside experts to create solutions that will be taken all over the world.

This partnership is the latest to be undertaken by UWTSD, as it seeks to co-locate and collaborate with industry in order to launch joint ventures and accelerator schemes to grow new and fledgling companies, ahead of the University’s new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development. Creating more opportunities for students to integrate their academic study with intensive, industry-specific on-the-job training, making them ‘employable and futures ready,’ is a key part of this strategic development.

UWTSD’s Vice-Chancellor Professor Medwin Hughes, DL said: “I’m delighted that Philip Morgan has become a Professor of Practice at the University.  He joins a number of exceptional individuals who are working with the university to bring their unique and professional expertise to benefit our students. 

The role of Professors of Practice is relatively new to the University and allows us to work with partners with specific expertise related to our strategic aims who sometimes do not come through the traditional academic route. Through their involvement in our provision we can enhance the access to a range of defined skills to support academic delivery and build upon our rapidly improving reputation for delivering graduate skills in the context of employability, sustainability and work-related education and training.”

“The partnership with Professor Morgan and Power and Water is an excellent example of the way in which we are redefining our offer to ensure that our students and graduates are developing the specific skills needed by our employers.  It signifies a step change for university education as it encourages co-ownership and co-development of the curriculum.  Already the partnership is leading to exciting developments in the area of green technology solutions”. Professor Morgan said: “We have been delighted with the success of the M.Eng course over the past two years and with the calibre of UWTSD graduates. We now view this as a strategic partnership; as an innovation pipeline for the timely flow of new products and services to meet the environmental global challenges ahead of us.”

The Professor of Practice appointment also recognises Mr Morgan’s 37 years of work in the water industry, which includes 16 scientific publications; co-authoring a book ‘Tracers in the Water Industry’; 10 patents in the fields of enzyme diagnostics, artificial intelligence, instrumentation, electrochemistry and ultrasound, as well as bringing to market 13 environmental new products and founding 3 technology companies. Mr Morgan, who has a degree in Environmental Science from Aberystwyth University, a PhD in Applied Electronics and a MBA, is recognised as a world expert in electro-based water treatment and has built over 80 electro-based water treatment units for a range of blue-chip companies worldwide.

He is co-founder and CEO of Swansea based environmental technology company ‘Power & Water’ (KP2M Ltd) which specialises in the design, development, manufacture and supply of electro-based water and wastewater treatment systems. Over the last two years the company has reinforced its social responsibility by working with STEM Cymru to sponsor local Swansea School, Ysgol Bryntawe, to win 2 successive STEM projects first for a Microbial Fuel cell and second, a Solar PV Drinking Water Plant.

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: Catherine.Hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788