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Prof John Clarkson

Prof John Clarkson

Professorial Fellow

Prof Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design.

His research interests are in the general area of engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues, for example, process management, change management, healthcare design and inclusive design. As well as publishing over 450 papers, he has written and edited a number of books on medical equipment design and inclusive design.

Dr Simon Guest

Dr Simon Guest

Staff Fellow

Dr Guest is a University Reader in Structural Mechanics.

His teaching is in structural mechanics, and his research straddles the border between traditional structural mechanics, and the study of mechanisms. This academic area turns out to encompass many interesting technologies and provide many exciting and challenging problems. Much of his work is with the Advanced Structures Group.

Dr Jerome Jarrett

Dr Jerome Jarrett

Staff Fellow, Director of Studies (Part I)

Dr Jarrett is a University Lecturer in Engineering.

He is a founder and the co-ordinator of the Integrated Design Consortium (IDC), a group which principally focusses on aeronautical design; he has personally worked closely with Rolls-Royce for several years in civil jet engine conceptual design. His specific research interests are in aerodynamic design, aerothermal design and complex system integration.

As Director of Studies Dr Jarrett is responsible for choosing the best supervisors to work with you depending on the papers that you choose.

Dr Graham Pullan

Dr Graham Pullan

Staff Fellow, Director of Studies (Part I)

Dr Pullan is a University Senior Lecturer in Engineering.

His research interests are the advanced aerodynamic design of compressors and turbines for both jet engines (with Rolls-Royce) or power generation (with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries). His research involves both experiments and also state-of-the-art computational techniques.

He lectures on turbomachinery and teaches a course on aerothermal design, in which students produce an overall layout and cycle design for a jet engine.

Prof Tony Purnell

Prof Tony Purnell


Professor Tony Purnell FRSA is the Head of Technical Development at British Cycling, where he works across all aspects of technology – from improving data analysis to assisting the coaches with the development of organisational software and tools to optimise rider performance. He is also a Fellow-Commoner in Engineering at Trinity Hall Cambridge.

Professor Purnell studied Mechanical Engineering at Manchester University before going to MIT as a Kennedy Scholar to do his Masters. He then returned the UK to work as researcher at the University of Cambridge working on wind tunnel analysis software.

He founded Pi Research (and its later spin-off Pi Technology) which was sold to the in the late 90s. From 2002 to 2006 he was Team Principal of the Jaguar, and then Red Bull, F1 teams. He then worked as a Technical and Strategic Adviser for the FIA (the governing body for motor racing) between 2006 - 2010, before taking up his current post.

Dr Ramji Venkataramanan

Dr Ramji Venkataramanan

Staff Fellow, Director of Studies (Part II)

Dr Venkataramanan is a University Lecturer in Engineering.

His research interests are broadly in communications and information processing for networks. There are two main themes: 1) Designing low-complexity codes with near-optimal rates for important network communication models and 2) Understanding the fundamental limits of communication and compression in multi-terminal networks. He lectures on Advanced Communications and Coding, and Communications.

As Director of Studies Dr Venkataramanan is responsible for choosing the best supervisors to work with you depending on the papers that you choose.


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