Academic Group Coordinator Teaching, Learning and Quality Assurance
I am a Senior Lecturer specialising in CAD, FEA, manufacturing and design. As my specialism is cross disciplined I lecture on modules on Mechanical Engineering, Automotive, and Mechatronics pathways. I have been part of the Anglo-Sino team teaching at the University of Shanghai since 2009 and typically go to China for 6 weeks each year.
I am also the Academic Group Coordinator for the Engineering, Sports and Sciences Group responsible for implementing, maintaining and developing quality systems for external and internal stakeholders.
Due to my significant involvement with Teaching and Learning I have become a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been a staff mentor since 2010 guiding staff that take our in-house PGCE in Teaching and Learning in HE. I am also a staff mentor and assessor for those seeking accreditation through the HEA via professional recognition, and act as a guide for staff seeking to become Chartered Engineers.
I am on the internal register of validation panel members at the University of Bolton and have usually been selected for my involvement with foundation topics and also teaching and learning.
Academic qualifications (including accredited teaching qualifications)
MA Teaching & Learning (2014)
Post Graduate Certificate, Teaching & Learning in Higher Education (2012)
Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons), Computer Aided Product Design, (2004) Grade: First Class Honours
Certified Solidworks Expert (CWSE)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
Member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering (MIMechE)
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
January 2011 –Present - Lecturer in Product Design, Development & Innovation (University of Bolton)
January 2007 -January 2011 - Lecturer in Product Design / Design Consultant (University of Bolton)
Sept 2004 - Commissioning Engineer (Ultra-Care Hygienic Products, Bur Dubai)
1979-2001 – Various roles in Engineering / Machine manufacture
I am currently interested in Education in Engineering and more specifically the technologies that can facilitate this.
Computational modelling and simulation of low velocity impact on fibrous composite panels drop weight un-partitioned model. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009 ARPN Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Volume 4 Issue 2 April 2009
Computational Modeling of Pseudo_Damage Induced Buckling of Fibrous Composite Panels. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009. 1, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009, January 2009, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, pp. 68-76.
Finite Element Simulation of Low Velocity Impact Damage Morphology in Quasi_Isotropic Composite Panels Under Variable Shape Impactors. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009. 4, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009, January 2009, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, pp. 636-648.
Finite Element Simulation of Pseudo Damage Induced Quasi Static Indentation of Fibrous Composite Panels Under Variable Shape Indentors. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009. 1, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009, January 2009, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, pp. 77-85.
Global and Local Buckling Simulation of Fibrous Composite Panels After Low Velocity Impact of Variable Shape Impactors. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009. 3, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009, January 2009, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, pp. 384-395.
Modelling and Simulation of Delamination in Fibrous Composite Panels Under Low Velocity Impact from Variable Shape Impactors. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2009. 4, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2009, January 2009, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 25, pp. 614-635.
Theoretical and Computational Modelling of Pseudo-Damage Induced Approach for Failure Prediction of Low Velocity Impact on Fibrous Composite Panels. U, Farooq and K, Gregory. 2008. 2, s.l. : EuroJournals Publishing, Inc. 2008, December 2008, European Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 24, pp. 197-210.
What Do I Do with it Now?: A Practical Exploration of How Moodle can Support Teaching (2010) University of Bolton
VLE: Virtually Lending Everything (May 2011) University of Bolton, Ras Al Kaimair, UAE
Can Student Attendance Improve by Telling them to Stay at Home? (July 2011) University of Bolton
2007 – 2011 Design Consultant on behalf of the University of Bolton, working for the Product Development Service project which was funded by the European Regional Development Fund. Whilst working on this project I completed over 20 live design briefs. The range of briefs included, injection moulded products, structural reports, electrical / electronic devices, research and development of client ideas with follow up reports. I also worked on the behalf of clients with manufacturers, suppliers, and provide advice and guidance on product sustainability and safety. When this project stopped in 2011 I continued as a self-employed Consultant Designer in order to maintain relationships and retain contacts in industry.
List active involvement in any professional, subject and expert bodies, especially accreditation/assessment activities, external examining, validation/review panels, external QAA reviews and audits, ILT, LTSN, etc.