New Appointments to the School 09/05/2016

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great pleasure that I would like to announce three new colleagues who will be joining the School as academic staff in Mechanical Engineering in the near future.

Dr Valeska Ting will be joining us from Bath, where she is currently a Prize Research Fellowship in Smart Nanomaterials in the Department of Chemical Engineering.
Valeska is interested in exploring the possibility of enhancing the storage capacity of existing nanoporous hydrogen storage materials,
creating materials for selective storage and sequestration of gases such as carbon dioxide and
investigating novel drug delivery methods through development of active nanoscale systems.
Valeska will be starting in August 2016.

Dr Aydin Nassehi will also be joining us from Bath, where he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.
Aydin’s research interests are focused on computer modelling and analysis of manufacturing systems.
The main emphasis of his work is on developing a comprehensive framework for combining the current applications of modelling and
analysis of manufacturing systems, namely, integration, simulation and optimisation.
Aydin will be joining us in September 2016.

Dr Tom Hill is currently a postdoctoral research associate here in the Department of Mechanical Engineering,
and will become a Lecturer in Dynamics from January 2017.
Tom has interests in non-linear dynamics, in particular new methods of identification and analysis.

Also, many congratulations to existing colleagues;
Dr Pia Sartor, Dr Alexander Velichko, Dr Ben Woods, Dr Dario DiMaio and Dr Djamel Rezgui, who were all recipients of new appointments in the recent recruitment exercise.

I trust that you will make our new colleagues most welcome, as collegiality across the School is one of our key strengths.

Further recruitment exercises are currently underway for Chairs in Mechanical and Civil Engineering, so expect more news as we continue to grow our team.

Very best wishes,


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