Dr Peter Marshall

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Engineering

Research Supervision:Yes

Peter is a hugely experienced engineer, gained through a career in industry. He applies his knowledge of real-world engineering challenges to develop ARU engineering students into excellent engineering graduates.

peter.marshall@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Further to studies at the University of Salford and University of Cambridge, Peter started as a Research Assistant at the University of Nottingham, researching electronic fuel injection and completing a part-time PhD at the same time. This fundamental internal combustion engine research was funded by the Ford Dunton Research and Development Centre, Essex.

After completing his work at Nottingham, he went on to work in the railway industry, then the aluminium industry, developing products including extremely efficient recycling furnaces. The call of the automotive industry became too strong, and he went to work for Ford Dunton where he remained for 25 years, working in several roles including applications, calibration and CAE.

After Ford, he decided it was time to give something back - helping to train future generations of engineers in the art of precision guesswork! He now applies his knowledge and experience gained in industry to offer students powerful insights into the challenges they will face in industry, aiming to develop them into excellent engineers.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Welsh (basic)
  • French (basic)
  • German (basic)

Research interests

  • Internal combustion engines, particularly hydrogen powered internal combustion engines
  • Structural integrity of large structures
  • Forensic structural failure investigation

Areas of research supervision

Vehicle design and development

Teaching

Course Leader
Module Leader
  • Advanced Materials and Structural Integrity (masters)
  • Advanced Computer Aided Engineering (masters)
  • Applied Mechanics (undergraduate; UK/Imperium, Malaysia)
  • IT, Communications, & Research Skills (undergraduate; UK/China)
Other teaching
  • Innovative Product Design and Manufacture (masters)
  • Materials and Mechanical Structures (undergraduate)
  • IT and Communications (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Engineering Materials (undergraduate)
  • Introduction to Mechatronics (undergraduate)
  • Ethics and Professional Practice (undergraduate)

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons), Vehicle Engineering Science, University of Salford
  • PhD, Electronic Fuel Injection, University of Nottingham
  • C&G, 4531 AutoCAD, Broxtowe College
  • PGCHE, Learning and Teaching, ARU

Memberships, editorial boards

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Advising on CAE modelling of hydrogen powered systems.

Recent presentations and conferences

A Beginner's Guide to the Internal Combustion Engine, Ford Dunton.