School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Kieron Fallows

Senior Lab Technician



I am a mechanical technician working for the School of Marine Science and Technology. I completed an advanced level apprenticeship in engineering through Rolls Royce North East Training Centre and have worked at the University since 2010. 

Roles and Responsibilities 

My main role within the University is to support students, academic and research staff and commercial contractors carrying out projects in the Armstrong building hydrodynamics laboratory and the Emerson cavitation tunnel facility at Blyth. This includes manufacturing scale models of vessels, tidal turbines etc. to be tested in the school facilities and designing and manufacturing equipment and test rigs needed to run the experiments. I also operate the school facilities, such as the wind wave current tank and the towing tank.I am involved in the training of apprentice technicians, ensuring that they are competent in workshop procedures and use of equipment. I also often supervise students during practical work periods. This includes advising them on project design, construction techniques and instruction on the safe use of hand and machine tools. 


BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in Mechanical Engineering 2012

Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Engineering 2012

NVQ level 3 in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering 2012

Currently working towards achieving BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering and NVQ level 6 through the university degree apprenticeship scheme


Professionally registered technician (EngTech)

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

Informal Interests

Weightlifting/Keeping fit


Socialising and meeting new people