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Dr Emma L Carter MEng&Man(Hons), PhD, CEng, MIMechE, PGCertHE, FHEA

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


Summary

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. Teaching responsibilities include Applied Fatigue and Fracture Analysis, Sports Equipment Performance and Testing and Engineering Design Applications. Research interests include pedestrian and cyclist safety, counter terrorism technology, injury mitigation and engineering education.

About

MEng in Mechanical Engineering and PhD (Vehicle design for pedestrian safety) both from the University of Birmingham. 5 years of experience in the manufacturing industry followed by EU Research projects including APROSYS (pedestrian and cyclist safety), SECURESTATION (design of stations for resilience to terrorist attacks), ENCOUNTER (finite element modelling of blast mitigation technology) and SUSTRAIL (sustainable rail transport).

Specialist areas of interest

Automotive safety
Pedestrian injury mitigation
Blast injury mitigation
Finite Element Modelling
Multi-body dynamic modelling
Genetic Algorithm optimization
Quantitative data analysis

Teaching

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Solid Mechanics and Dynamics

Mechanical Engineering, Sports Technology

Applied Fatigue and Fracture Analysis, Sports Equipment Performance and Testing.

Research

EU Framework 7 projects:
'ENCOUNTER' (2015) - University of Sheffield
'SECURESTATION' (2014) - University of Sheffield
'APROSYS' (2007) - University of Birmingham

Publications

CARTER, E, PARAGREEN, J, VALFRE, G, FLETCHER, D (2015). ‘Passenger acceptance of counter-terrorism security measures in stations’, IET Intelligent Transport Systems.

CARTER, E, NEAL-STURGESS, C (2009). ‘MADYMO reconstruction of a real-world collision between a vehicle and cyclist’, International Journal of Crashworthiness, August 2009, Vol.14, Issue 4, p.379.

CARTER, E, WARD, M, ANTONY, C (2009). ‘Design and fabrication of novel devices using the Casimir force for non-contact actuation’, IEEE Sensors Conference, (Christchurch, NZ).

CARTER, E, NEAL-STURGESS, C, HARDY, RN (2008). ‘APROSYS in-depth database of serious pedestrian and cyclist road traumas’, International Journal of Crashworthiness, December 2008, Vol.13, Issue 6, p.629.

ANTHONY, C, BOWEN, J, TORICELLI, G, CARTER, E, WARD, M, CINNS, C (2008). ‘AFM Characterisation of SOI Push-in Plates for Casimir Force Measurements’, Micro and Nano Letters, March 2008.

CARTER, E, PIROSZHENKO, I, BOWEN, J, TORICELLI, G, WARD, M, ANTHONY, C (2008). ‘Fabrication of a metamaterial to modify the Casimir force’, NANOMAN, 2008 (Singapore).

CARTER, E, EBDON, S, NEAL-STURGESS, C (2005). ‘Optimization of Passenger Car Design for the Mitigation of Pedestrian Head Injury Using a Genetic Algorithm’, Proceedings of the Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), Washington DC, June 2005.

CARTER, E, EBDON, S, NEAL-STURGESS, C (2004). ‘Optimization of Passenger Car Design for the Mitigation of Pedestrian Head Injury Using a Genetic Algorithm’, Proceedings of the IMechE Vehicle Safety Conference, London, December 2004.

Other activities

Athena SWAN champion

Media

Finalist in DocFest 'Specialist Factual New Talent' competition in 2013.

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