Teaching expertise

brighton-product-lab-biglogoAs part of the Brighton Product Lab, I teach mostly on the BSc Product Design (hons) degree programmes here at the University of Brighton, but I also supervise mechanical engineering (at BEng, MEng and MSc levels). The courses that I deliver here are contained within the Product Development modules which I lead, and these include: Solidworks solid and surface modelling, Rhinoceros surface modelling, manufacturing products and product design specifications (PDS), space and time in product design, product mass properties, reverse engineering, and fasteners in product design, technical drawings in product design, 3D printing and product design, designing with plastics and composites, mechanical product design, product and material testing, finite element analysis CNC, parametric and algorithm driven design, animation, motion analysis and virtual prototyping, advanced non-linear FEA , laser scanning and CMM in product development.

des-intro-sports-engineeringI recently delivered a series of invited lectures at the prestigious Institute of Mechanical Engineers Bath/Bristol area (Engineers House, Bristol 12thSeptember, 2012 http://bit.ly/UK0B7c) and the IMechE Sussex area (Cockcroft Building, University of Brighton 3rd May, 2012 http://bit.ly/WHV4i0), as well as the STEM Senior Managers Focus Group  (Westminster Kings Way College, London 4th July 2012), the STEM South Region CPD events (Sussex Downs College, Lewes 5th February 2013, and Watts Building, University of Brighton 14th December 2011). The lectures focused on the impact of Sports Engineering on Olympic sports, quantifying the effects of sporting equipment on performance and how this translates into winning medals, rule changes and improving safety for athletes. In December 2011 I also gave an invited lecture to the design, maths and sports department of Brighton College. The lecture outlined various 3D printing technologies and discussed the future challenges of designing with and applications of 3D printed materials.

I run a variety of short courses for industry and these include Practical Finite Element Analysis, and An Introduction to Rhinoceros 3D modelling, andAdvanced Parametric CAD modelling.

I have been awarded two teaching Fellowships with the University of Brighton for projects involving the use of video in design education (2008) and have recently undertaken the second Fellowship (2013) researching good practice in the working relationships between academics, technical staff and students. I have also been awarded a Fellowship with the Higher Education Academy (HEA). In 2006 I was invited to deliver a lecture at the Australian Institute of Sport’s Technology Conference, which brought together coaches, academics and industry to look at the impact of technology on sport in Australia, and how sports engineering and sports technology courses could be developed further down under.

Since 2006 I have been delivering lectures for widening participation schemes such as Aim Higher to bring a taste of Higher Education to local schools and colleges. The lectures have been focused on the applications of maths in science, engineering, sport, design, medicine.BPL-course-overview-image

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