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Dr Jonathan Potts PhD, MMath, PgCTLHE, fHEA

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader of the BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering


Summary

I teach predominantly Aerospace Engineering subjects and also Engineering Design, my primary area of expertise is experimental aerodynamics. I lead undergraduate modules in Aircraft Design, Flight Mechanics and Simulation, Instrumentation. I also lead design build test projects in wind tunnel design and rolling road systems development. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work in flow control systems, formula student aero package development and spin-stabilised sports equipment. I lead our BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering course striving towards a vibrant industrially-focused student experience.

About

I am presently involved with various projects related to active flow control research for improved aircraft wing efficiency applications. I am collaborating with our Centre for Sports Engineering Research to investigate shuttlecock and throwing dart aerodynamics and dynamics. I continue my research into spin-stabilised sports projectiles currently focused on the discus from field athletics.

I teach predominantly Aerospace Engineering subjects and also Engineering Design, my primary area of expertise is experimental aerodynamics. I lead undergraduate modules in Aircraft Design, Flight Mechanics and Simulation, Instrumentation. I also lead design build test projects in wind tunnel design and rolling road systems development.

I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate project work in flow control systems, formula student aero package development and spin-stabilised sports equipment. I lead our BSc (Hons) Product Design Engineering course striving towards a vibrant industrially-focused student experience.

Experimental Aerodynamics
UAV Systems
Sports Equipment Aerodynamics
Computational Fluid Dynamics

Teaching

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Performance Enhancement of Synthetic Jet Actuators through Piezoceramic Material Development,
Low Speed Wind Tunnel Development,
Rolling Road Systems Development

Aerospace, Engineering Design / Industrial Collaborative Engineering

BSc Product Design Engineering, BEng/MEng Aerospace Engineering

Aircraft Design, Aircraft Flight Mechanics & Simulation, Aerospace Instrumentation, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Publications

Journal articles

Hart, J., & Potts, J. (2020). Numerical Investigation of the Flow around a Feather Shuttlecock with Rotation. Proceedings, 49 (1), e28. http://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2020049028

Khan, M., Alboul, L., & Potts, J. (2020). Development of Tools and Methods for Autonomous Fixed-wing UAV Research. UKRAS20 Conference: “Robots into the real world” Proceedings, 69-70. http://doi.org/10.31256/mk8ck9q

Hart, J., Potts, J., & James, D. (2018). Comparison of turbulence modelling approaches in simulation of a feather shuttle; a porous conical bluff body. Sports Engineering, 21 (4), 465-478. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-018-0293-y

James, D., & Potts, J. (2018). Experimental validation of dynamic stability analysis applied to dart flight. Sports Engineering, 21, 347-358. http://doi.org/10.1007/s12283-018-0279-9

Emerson, N.J., Morris, T., & Potts, J.R. (2018). A novel putter design to minimise range variability in golf putts. Proceedings, 2 (6), 242-247. http://doi.org/10.3390/proceedings2060242

Kamaruddin, N.M., Potts, J.R., & Crowther, W.J. (2018). Aerodynamic performance of flying discs. Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, 90 (2), 390-397. http://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-09-2016-0143

Jabbal, M., Liddle, S., Potts, J., & Crowther, W. (2013). Development of design methodology for a synthetic jet actuator array for flow separation control applications. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 227 (1), 110-124. http://doi.org/10.1177/0954410011428256

Conference papers

Trejo Ramirez, M., Potts, J., & Nortcliffe, A. (2018). The research methodology to investigate the long-tail learning effect on alumni from a large team project. ISEE Conference Proceedings.

Lewis, O., Potts, J., & Gautrey, J. (2016). Flight testing in aircraft design teaching: implementation and impact on student experience. In Inspire to Suceed: Transforming Teaching and Learning in STEM (HEA Annual STEM Conference), East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, 28 January 2016 - 29 January 2016. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/download/session-124-dr-oliver-lewis-dr-jonathon-potts-and-dr-jim-gautrey

Potts, J.R., & Masters, D. (2015). Validation of the aerodynamic loading on basic flying disc geometries derived from CFD simulations. Procedia Engineering, 112, 400-405. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2015.07.215

Lukes, R., Hart, J., Potts, J., & Haake, S. (2014). A CFD analysis of flow around a disc. Procedia Engineering, 72, 685-690. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2014.06.116

Book chapters

Potts, J., Lunnon, I., Crowther, W., Johnson, G., Hucker, M., & Warsop, C. (2009). Development of a Transonic Wind Tunnel Test Bed for MEMS Flow Control Actuators and Sensors. In 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including The New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics: http://doi.org/10.2514/6.2009-319

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