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.
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.
Some Welsh, German and French
Vehicle design and development
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Advising CMB Tech on CAE modelling of hydrogen powered systems.
A Beginner's Guide to the Internal Combustion Engine (Ford Dunton)
'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