Tony teaches across a range of Engineering courses with a Mechanical bias, this includes Aerospace, Mechanical, Motorsport, Energy and Computer Aided Engineering courses. Coming from industry, Tony has a wealth of industrial experience and specialises in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Manufacturing Technology and has experience in the field of Composites and leads in the manufacturing of Carbon Fibre products. His research interests include Fuel Efficient Vehicles and Wind Turbine Blade manufacture.
Tony teaches predominantly on Design modules which involve the Design and Manufacture of devices and components using 3D Computer Aided Design and Modern CNC Manufacturing techniques . He also specialises in Engineering Simulation to use software to predict the physical behaviour of components and systems to complement the design process. This includes Stress Analysis and Motion Analysis. Tony also leads extra-curricular student projects such as Shell Eco Marathon where student shave designed and manufactured a hyper-efficient vehicle.
Tony's career began in the Automotive industry at Leyland DAF Trucks where he worked in many areas including Research and Development, Inspection and Quality Control as well as several roles within modern Manufacturing and Production areas. Following Teacher Training he worked at Wigan and Leigh College delivering subjects on the Manufacturing and Production Engineering. He has worked on many industrial Design and Manufacture Projects and has developed vast experience in the Composites field specialising in modern Carbon Fibre production techniques.