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Our staff focus on practical skills

They encourage you to develop and explore your ideas.

Dr Deborah Andrews

Job title: Associate Professor - Design
Telephone: 020 7815 7682

Deborah specialises in sustainable design and manufacture and their application in new and emerging business models, as well as human-centred and inclusive design.

Prof. Yuqing Bao

Job title: Professor of Materials Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7680

Yuqing is Professor of Materials Engineering and her research activities include precursors and processes for surface coatings, polymers, ceramics and glass-based composites.

James Barnham

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Design and Practice
Telephone: 020 7815 7176

James works as part of the Nathi Puri Institute team within LSBU and is a passionate product designer with interests in many technical areas and markets.

Ben Clarke

Job title: Lecturer in Engineering Product Design
Telephone: 020 7815 7609

Alessio Corso

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7104

Alessio has lectured in Higher Education since 2010 and has worked in industry as a Product Design Engineer, specialising in medical products.

Nick Duggan

Job title: Mechanical Engineering Technician
Telephone: 020 7815 7530

Nick is responsible for the mechanical engineering workshop; co-ordinating demonstration, supervision and tuition on a range of common workshop machine tools and precision measurement devices.

Dr Mark Ellis

Job title: Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7189

Mark joined London South Bank University in 2011 as Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Thomas Empson

Job title: Research Fellow
Telephone: 020 7815 7179

Thomas Empson is a Research Fellow in the Mechanical Engineering and Design division of the School of Engineering.

Andrew Forkes

Job title: Course Director, BSc (Hons) Product Design
Telephone: 020 7815 7693

Andrew lectures in industrial design that works with students to foster a creative and professional attitude to an industry that is constantly evolving due to societal and technological change.

Prof. David Gawne

Job title: Professor of Engineering Materials
Telephone: 020 7815 7641

David is Professor of Engineering Materials and his research activities include surface engineering, polymers, ceramics and glass-based composites.

Dr Abas Hadawey

Job title: Course Director for MSc Mechanical Engineering
Telephone: 020 7815 7537

Dr Abas Hadawey is a senior lecturer in School of Engineering, with BSc, MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering.

Robin Jones

Job title: Acting Head of Mechanical Engineering and Design
Telephone: 020 7815 8213

Robin's interest is focused on the emergent multi-disciplinary practices in product design, centred on the user-centric design and the factors appertaining to product success.

Dr Ben Lishman

Job title: Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone: 020 7928 7532

Dr Ben Lishman teaches solid mechanics, finite element analysis, and engineering principles. As a researcher, he is interested in the material properties and solid mechanics of ice, in the Arctic and elsewhere.

Dr Shyamal Mondal

Job title: Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7175

Shymal has a background in automated system, followed by an MSc in Real Time System. He has many years of experience in NDT research projects. His research interests are in automated NDT, control systems and mechatronics. He teaches mechatronics and control across mechanical courses.

Prof. Marouan Nazha

Job title: Emeritus Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7555

Marouan is an Emeritus Professor with an established research record and proven academic experience, having worked in three UK universities and been an external examiner to many others.

Dr Jon Selig

Job title: Associate Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7461

Dr Selig's research interests are in the area of geometry and robotics.

Susana Soares

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7621

Susana is a designer, researcher and lecturer. Her work often explores future technological implications for public engagement and awareness. This includes developing collaborative frameworks between design and other disciplines.

Prof. Robert Tazer

Job title: Visiting Professor
Telephone: 020 7815 7162

Prof Robert Tozer is semi-retired as Director of Operational Intelligence (Data Centre consultants and trainers) and is Visiting Professor analysing the feasibility of an MSc in Data Centres at LSBU.

Glen Thompson

Job title: Senior Lecturer
Telephone: 020 7815 7692

Glen is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering. He comes from a background in Art, Design and Engineering.

Barney Townsend

Job title: Senior Lecturer and Course Director BSc (Hons) Engineering Product Design
Telephone: 020 7815 7633

Barney Townsend's teaches on Design Methods, CAD, and Prototyping, and his research explores novel CAD interfaces and future applications for additive manufacturing technologies.

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