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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    General

    I’m an experienced Design Engineer happy to tackle the mechanical design of both products and machinery.  My passion is to ensure that the fundamentals of sound engineering practice together with creative design thinking methods are applied to research activities as well as being passed onto the new generation of engineers.

    My insights are based upon my experience of working on both products and machinery from first concept sketch and calculations all the way through to volume manufacture.  I have a background as an apprentice trained, university educated engineer with industrial experience of many different sectors and organisations’ ways of working, from the subtle robust leverage of Japanese methods and visual management techniques through to the creativity of SME’s and the rigours of unambiguous engineering drawing, communication, development and validation methods able to satisfy the most exacting of standards. I’m as comfortable with a blank piece of paper and pencil or PC and mouse as I am using tried and trusted design tools and methods or my granddads ball pein hammer : )

    Throughout my career I’ve focused on well thought through design methods and techniques that can help delight each customer in turn throughout the lifecycle of the engineered product – piece part manufacturer, assembly build and test (from mistake proofed manual civil assembly to fully automated manufacturing systems) simple inspection, final usability, and ultimate recyclability – all the stakeholders.

    I’ve found the most rewarding & interesting work to be where disciplines meet and welcome collaborative projects.

    Research Interests

    • Intelligent Automation applied to special purpose manufacturing equipment
    • Precision machine design
    • Engineered product design
    • Engineering design methodologies
    • Design Thinking

    Teaching Activity

    • Undergraduate : CDIO modules
    • Postgraduate : CAE principles + material selection
    • Assistance with the final year group project for the Aston entry into the Shell Eco-Marathon competition

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 4174
    Email: p.warrington@aston.ac.uk 
    Room Number: MB156B

    Education/Academic qualification

    FHEA

    PG Cert

    1 Sep 20051 Jun 2006

    BSc, Loughborough University

    1 Oct 19821 Jun 1985

    1 Sep 19781 Sep 1982

    External positions

    Engineering Design Director

    1 Jul 2010 → …

    Keywords

    • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
    • TS Manufactures

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    Activities 2018 2019

    • 2 Oral presentation

    Developing Engineering skills through deliberate practice and growth mind-set

    Sarah Junaid (Speaker), Paul Warrington (Speaker)
    31 Jan 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation