Richard Lillington

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Keen to work with industrial partners to develop opportunities for students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
    Please contact me if you wish to discuss student undergraduate projects, or if considering post-graduate research in to areas such as : Engine design / engine sensing / systems integration / emissions and efficiency improvement.

    Personal profile

    Research Interests

    • Pedagogy and Experiential Learning.
    • Sensing, control, and integration of electro-mechanical systems for internal combustion engines.
    • Mechanical Engineering.
    • Design for function.

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE, CEng)
    • Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP, CPhys)
    • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

    Teaching Activity

    Significant experience in the teaching of General Engineering / Engineering Science.  Particular experience in the teaching of the following susbjects:

    • Mechanical Engineering Design
    • Control Theory
    • Electro-mechanical Design
    • Gas Turbine Design

    Administrative Roles

    • Chair of the Institute of Physics' Professional Standards Committee;
    • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering's Academic Standards Committee.

    Visiting Appointments

    External Examiner

    • Previously an External Examiner at the University of Hertfordshire.
    • Currently External for Mechanical Engineering at Cardiff Univerity.


    • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics


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