BSc PhD MIMechE CEng
Principal Teaching Fellow
Dr Ian Tuersley has worked at WMG since 1992, initially as a researcher on a DTI-funded programme investigating the use of lasers to machine composite materials. His background prior to that was as an apprentice-served engineer with Rolls-Royce, culminating in a position leading the ceramic materials testing research and his involvement with committees established international standards for such work. His doctoral research (at the University of Warwick’s Department of Physics) was carried out while employed by Rolls-Royce and was concerned with the microstructural optimisation of ceramic materials for gas turbine applications. He has also held a position as a Senior Project Engineer for Molins PLC, designing proof-of-concept rigs for the High Speed Process Machinery industry.
Since the successful completion of the laser machining project Dr Tuersley has become increasingly involved in teaching within WMG, both in the UK and overseas, at undergraduate but mainly postgraduate levels, principally in the areas of applied statistics and experimental data analysis. He is the stream leader for the Engineering Business Management (EBM) degree stream, the largest stream of WMG's highly successful Full-Time Master's Degree programme.
He is a contributor to the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and has published over 18 journal papers, as well as presenting original research at four international conferences.
In recent years he has taken a project leadership role in research programmes including:
- The lead UK academic on MABUSE, an EU (Da Vinci) funded collaborative programme with European academic and industrial partners investigating pan-European Master’s degree courses in Engineering Business Management.
- The lead investigator on Complex Low Volume Electronics Simulation (CLOVES), a collaboration between a number of industrial and one academic partner, funded by the DTI.
UK Robotic Installations Statistics for 2004. K. Young, I. Tuersley and A Vaidya. Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Vol.32 No.6, 2005. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd., ISSN 0143-991X
From Six Sigma to Design for Six Sigma. R. Banuelas, C. Tennant and I. Tuersley, 5th International Conference on Quality, Reliability & Maintenance QRM 2004, Oxford University UK 1st-2nd April 2004, Edited G J McNulty, Publ. Professional Engineering 2004 pp131-134 ISBN 1 86058 440 3
A Practical Calibration Process Using Partial Information for a Commercial Stewart Platform. K.-S. Chai, K. Young and I. Tuersley, Robotica (May 2002) Vol. 20 Issue 03 pp.315-322 Cambridge University Press (UK) DOI: 10.1017 S0263574701004027