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Associate Professor


University of Warwick
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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.

Subsequently Dr Tuersley has become increasingly involved in teaching within WMG and the School of Engineering, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, in the UK and overseas. His teaching subjects range from applied statistics and experimental data analysis to various aspects of Engineering Business Management (EBM), for which he is the stream leader of both the School of Engineering's undergraduate and WMG's full-time Master's degrees.

Over the years he has contributed to various Research Assessment Exercises, having published over 18 journal papers as well as presenting original research at four international conferences.

He is Project Director for the 'Warwick Sub' project team which has successfully entered both the European and US 'International Submarine Races' (ISR) winning many prizes at each, including 1st Prize for Innovation (at ISR 13, 2015), Best Design Report (eISR3, 2016) and both Best Use of Composites and Best Design Layout at ISR14 in 2017.

He is also the School of Engineering's Director of Studies, Science Faculty Student-Staff Liaison Committee Convenor and serves on the University's Academic Quality Standards Committee (AQSC).

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