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Dr Peter Marshall

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Engineering and the Built Environment
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Research Supervision:

Peter is a hugely experienced engineer, gained through a career in industry. He applies his knowledge of real-world engineering challenges to develop ARU engineering students into excellent engineering graduates.

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Further to studies at the University of Salford and University of Cambridge, Peter started as a Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham, researching electronic fuel injection and completing a part-time PhD at the same time. This fundamental internal combustion engine research was funded by the Ford Dunton Research and Development Centre, Essex.

After completing his work at Nottingham, he went on to work in the railway industry, then the aluminium industry, developing products including extremely efficient recycling furnaces. The call of the automotive industry became too strong, and he went to work for Ford Dunton where he remained for 25 years, working in several roles including applications, calibration and CAE.

After Ford, he decided it was time to give something back - helping to train future generations of engineers in the art of precision guesswork! He now applies his knowledge and experience gained in industry to offer students powerful insights into the challenges they will face in industry, aiming to develop them into excellent engineers.

Spoken Languages

Some Welsh, German and French

Research interests
  • Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), particularly hydrogen powered internal combustion engines
  • Structural integrity of large structures, with particular interest in the Tay Bridge
  • Forensic structural failure investigation
Areas of research supervision

Vehicle design and development

  • MEng Automotive Engineering
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in HE, ‘Learning and Teaching’, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PhD, 'Fuel Injection Factors Affecting Engine Performance', Nottingham University
  • BSc (Hons), 2:1, Vehicle Engineering Science, Salford University
  • C&G, 4531 AutoCAD, Broxtowe College
Memberships, editorial boards

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Advising CMB Tech on CAE modelling of hydrogen powered systems.

Recent presentations and conferences

A Beginner's Guide to the Internal Combustion Engine (Ford Dunton)

Media experience

'Primary Engineer - If You Were an Engineer’, ‘S2E3 Lifelong learning for a future of innovation with Alice Bunn, Nov 18’, 14:46 onwards, after the Alice Bunn interview - leadersaward.com/podcasts