Emma Carter

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

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


Summary

I am a Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics and the course leader for the Mechanical Engineering Technology (BEng) Degree Apprenticeship. My module leadership responsibilities include Level 7 Applied Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics and Level 4 Engineering Principles for Apprentices.
 
I am a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and spent 5 years working in the manufacturing industry before doing my PhD.
 
I have spent 20 years in academic research including multi-body dynamic modelling and vehicle design optimisation for pedestrian safety; MEMS; counter terrorism; blast modelling (FEA); auxetic materials.

About

I am a Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics and the course leader for the Mechanical Engineering Technology (BEng) Degree Apprenticeship. My module leadership responsibilities include Level 7 Applied Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics and Level 4 Engineering Principles for Apprentices. I also supervise a PhD student and several MSc and BEng dissertations.
 
I am a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and spent 5 years working in the manufacturing industry before doing my PhD. This included cold-drawn steel processing, starter ring-gear manufacture, CNC tube manipulation and lean manufacturing.
 
Since 2002 I have spent 20 years in academic research in some diverse fields: multi-body dynamic modelling and vehicle design optimisation for pedestrian safety; MEMS (fabrication and testing of resonators for investigating the Casimir force); counter terrorism, blast behaviour in urban environments and blast mitigation technology (FEA and public perception of counter-terrorism measures); auxetic materials (FEA of auxetic structures and analysis of the relationship between Poisson's ratio and hydrophobicity).

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

College of Business, Technology and Engineering

Solid Mechanics and Dynamics

Mechanical Engineering Technology BEng (Degree Apprenticeship)
Mechanical Engineering BEng
Mechanical Engineering MEng
Aerospace Engineering MEng

Engineering Principles for Apprentices
Applied Structural Mechanics and FEA
Applied Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

Research

Wetting of Auxetic Metamaterials (EPSRC)

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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