Efficiency modelling of mechanical systems including: structures, mechanisms, buildings and transport systems. Design and optimisation of robotic joints and limbs. Bio-inspired design and optimisation of engineering systems.
Industrial collaborators: British Olympic Cycling Team, Triumph, Jaguar, MOD, British Aerospace, Renold Chain.
Stuart Burgess completed an engineering apprenticeship with Stothert and Pitt Cranes in Bath whilst completing a thin sandwich degree in mechanical engineering. After completing his PhD in the area of machine design he worked for the European Space Agency for 5 years mainly working on the ENVISAT earth observation satellite which is the largest civilian satellite in the world. He designed the solar array deployment mechanism including inventing a new type of gearbox - the double action worm gear set. He spent three years at Cambridge University as an Assistant Director of Research and Fellow of Selywn College. He has been at ...
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