New academic appointments

The School is investing in a number of new academic staff, following excellent RAE2008 results, buoyant student recruitment and major new developments at home and overseas.

We were joined in November 2011 by Dr Jinju (Vicky) Chen who completed her PhD in Materials Engineering at Newcastle in 2006.  Dr Chen’s research interests cover nanomechanics, finite element analysis, thin film mechanics and mechanics of biomaterials.

In February 2012 Dr Sunita Chauhan joined the School, having previously worked in Singapore for a number of years.  Her research interests include medical/surgical robotics, computer assisted/integrated surgery, sensors/transducers, bio-mechatronics, robotics and bio-mechanics.

In July 2012 we will be welcoming Dr Ketan Pancholi to the School.  Dr Pancholi, who is currently a lecturer at the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, specialises in materials and manufacturing research and he has a particular interest in microbubble management.

In January 2013 Dr Dehong Huo, who is currently based at the University’s Singapore campus, will be transferring to Newcastle.  Dr Huo’s interests include precision mechanical design, structural finite element analysis, micro/nano manufacturing systems and processes and advanced manufacturing systems.

In addition to these appointments the School is about to advertise for a further lectureship.  Details will be available on the University’s job vacancies website and on shortly.

published on: 2nd May 2012