My name is Dr Derek (Des) Covill and I use advanced computer aided engineering design and 3D printing technologies to experiment with new design, analysis and manufacturing technologies. In particular I generate parametric, algorithm and analysis driven forms and structures for various sport, medical, product and engineering design applications. I am a senior lecturer in the Brighton Product Lab, which sits within the division of Engineering and Product Design at the University of Brighton. I have partnerships with industry to ensure my teaching is informed by and engages with the real world. I work closely with technicians and students: I believe that academics, technicians and students are all colleagues working towards a common goal. I engage with local schools and colleges to promote my subject area. I also design and hand make custom bicycles: I want to be a master frame builder!
You can email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can use:
This blog is intended to be a means for me to record what I do (mostly because I forget otherwise!), but it’s also hopefully useful as a resource, for engineers, for designers, for those interested in technology. It’s also a resource for me, so I can collate all the things I think are useful into one place!
- Continually improve, learn, experiment, observe.
- Don’t get anxious, get excited.
- To try and enjoy everything I do!
Areas of expertise:
- 3D printing and experimental manufacturing
- Bicycle design and engineering
- Product design and engineering design in sport and medicine
- Industrial and student centred education