Undergraduate Teaching 2018-19

New staff at the Department of Engineering for Michaelmas 2018

New staff at the Department of Engineering for Michaelmas 2018

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Seb Savory

Dr Seb Savory, Director of Undergraduate Education

Although Dr Seb Savory is not new to the department he has recently taken over from Alexandre Kabla as Director of Undergraduate Education.

Charlotte Smith, Department Librarian

Charlotte Smith joins the department as Deputy Librarian (Research), a role she is job sharing with Kirsten Lamb. Prior to taking on this role, Charlotte has been working within the University of Cambridge's libraries for more than a decade in various roles. Alongside her library qualification, Charlotte is a Chartered Librarian who has a professional interest in user experience, open access, and research data management.

Charlotte's role at Engineering involves providing support to researchers through delivering training, giving advice regarding open access, and managing the journals collection.


Leanne Wilson, Teaching Office Administrator

Leanne has joined the Teaching Office as the Exams and Faculty Board Administrator, supporting Alison with examinations, timetables and room bookings; and Madeline with Faculty Board duties.  She is also Part IB exam secretary.

Leanne first joined the University two years ago when she was hired into a similar role as Undergraduate Administrator at the Faculty of Education.  Prior to this she was in a student support role in Milton Keynes for the University of Bedfordshire.

Mr Gary Steele, Departmental Safety Manager

Gary joined the department as the Departmental Safety Manager at the start of July and has be appointed by the Head of Department as our Department Safety Officer (DSO). Prior to coming to Cambridge he worked within the Safety Services team at University College London (UCL) as a Safety Advisor.

He has also spent a number of years at Marshall Aerospace, initially on the hangar floor as an aircraft engineer and it is also where he grasped an opportunity to start a new career path within health and safety. Before this he also served in the army with the Corps of Royal Engineers.

His role at Engineering is to manage and develop the department’s safety management system, while being available to give advice and support for the health, safety and welfare of staff, students and others who may be present in the Department, or affected by the Department’s activities.

You can get in touch with the Safety Office by emailing safety-office@eng.cam.ac.uk

Dr Veronica Martinez‐Hernandez, Lecturer in Services and Sustainability 

Dr. Veronica Martinez works in the Cambridge Service Alliance and the Centre for Digital Built Britain at University of Cambridge. Her research expertise focuses on the fields of the Digital Platforms, Business Model Innovation, Operations and Performance Measurement Systems and their applications to Manufacturing and Services.  Her current projects include the effect of digital platforms in smart services and the Digital healthcare wearable services. She works with close collaboration with CAT, IBM, BAE Systems among others. Veronica has led and participated in large European and UK research projects in Products and Services.


Dr. Christelle Abadie, University Lecturer in Civil Engineering

Christelle Abadie is a University Lecturer in Civil Engineering. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, she was a research assistant at the University of Oxford from 2016 to 2018. She received her DPhil (PhD) from the same institution in 2016 and her undergraduate degree from the French Engineering School ENSTA ParisTech.

Her research interests are offshore geotechnics, foundation design and constitutive modelling. Her recent work involved the development of improved and robust guidelines for the design of monopile foundations for offshore wind applications, addressing both ultimate limit state and the response to long-term cyclic loading. Her research projects were conducted in close collaboration with offshore wind industries, such as EDF and Orsted.


Dr Luca Magri, Fixed-Term Lecturer in Applied Thermofluids

I received my PhD from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge in 2015. From 2015-2016, I was a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Turbulence Research. Since 2016, I have been been a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, where I took up a lectureship in thermo-fluid dynamics.

Research interests:

Flow instability, Combustion noise, Aeroacoustics, Thermoacoustics, Sensitivity and optimization, Multiple-scale methods, Uncertainty quantification, Adjoint methods, Symmetry breaking, Chaos, Inverse design, Artificial intelligence and machine learning in reacting flows, Data assimilation, Lagrangian optimization


To be checked! Likely on thermo fluids, fluid mechanics and mathematical methods.

Mr Sebastian Pattinson, University Lecturer in Manufacturing Processes, Systems and Organisations swp29@cam.ac.uk

Before joining the IfM, Sebastian was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT where he developed 1) new additively manufactured devices whose structure and composition are designed to improve interaction with the human body 2) scalable and sustainable methods for 3D printing cellulose, the world's most abundant organic polymer. He received Ph.D. and Masters degrees in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy at the University of Cambridge, where he developed synthesis methods to control the structure and function of nanomaterials. His awards include a US National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship; UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Doctoral Training Grant; MIT Translational Fellowship; and a (Google) X Moonshot Fellowship. He has also recently won the top prize at both the MIT Mechanical Engineering Research Exhibition and the MIT Materials Day Symposium for his work on additively manufactured mesh.

Research Interests

Additive manufacturing could significantly improve wearable and implantable devices by better mimicking the complexity and diversity of human bodies, yet novel processes and materials are needed to realize this potential. We use materials chemistry, additive manufacturing, as well as computational design and learning to produce new devices and materials whose structure is controlled from the nano- to the macro-scale for enhanced function.

Dr Megan Davies Wykes, Liz Acton University Lectureship in Engineering

Megan is a new lecturer in the Fluids Group. She works on problems in environmental fluid mechanics, with applications ranging from building ventilation, air pollution, splash from vehicles, sinkhole formation, and mixing in the oceans. Previously, Megan was a researcher on the Managing Air for Green Inner Cities (MAGIC) project, examining the interaction between building ventilation systems and their surroundings, based in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), at the University of Cambridge. Megan previously won a Fulbright Scholarship to study flow-structure feedback in geophysical flows at New York University (NYU). While at NYU, she also made discoveries related to the self-assembly and steering of micro-scale swimmers. Megan’s PhD was on turbulent stratified mixing, supervised by Dr Stuart Dalziel and based at DAMTP. Her undergraduate degree was in engineering from the University of Cambridge.



Last updated on 03/10/2018 11:35