When they joined Sheffield Hallam University, Professor Terrence Perera setup Systems Modelling and Integration Research Group. In collaboration with companies such as BAE Systems his group secured 5 research grants from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). He also developed and managed several Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects in the areas of manufacturing systems design, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Computer Simulation.
Professor Perera is one of the key architects of MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management course, accredited by the Charted Institute of Logistics & Transport, delivered at the university.
Prof Perera is an internationally known consultant in Computer Simulation. His client include His clients include BAE Systems, Siemens, Bosch, Sweden Posten, Sheffield Children Hospital and Fosters Bakery.
During his career at Sheffield Hallam University, Prof Perera has gained extensive academic leadership and management experience through a wide range of roles from Subject Group Leader to Assistant Dean.
Professor Perera has been a Visiting Professor of universities in Malaysia, India, China and Brunei.
In addition to his core research areas, Computer Simulation and Supply Chain Management, he has a strong passion for industrial applications of state-of-the-art technologies such as Big Data Analytics and Industry 4.0.