The Northumbria University has existed as a college since 1892 and today it is the 6th biggest University in UK. Currently, Northumbria University has 38,000 students from 135 countries and 3,000 staff and located in the central part of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The University has branches at partner institutions in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Seoul.
The University compromises four academic Faculties including the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering is one of six departments of the Faculty of E & E and has 80 members of academic staff.
Main research and teaching interests of the Faculty are Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Environment Protection, Design, Manufacturing and Materials and Construction subject areas. The Faculty runs successful BEng and MEng courses in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, MSc in Renewable Energy and MSc in Electrical Power Engineering.
The role of Northumbria University will be:
- To coordinate and manage the Project execution and monitor the progress;
- To take part in the Project Network development;
- To take part in the modernisation and enhancing of the structure and syllabus of the selected modules on Renewable Energy on Bachelor and Master levels and distance improvement of Skills Development of PhD students doing research in Renewable Energy Area.
- To assist partners in setting up teaching laboratories and deriving the Laboratory work notes;
- To take part in the teaching process;
- To participate in quality assurance of all teaching methods and processes;
- To coordinate and actively participate in promotion and dissemination of project activities and results on local, national and international levels.
People (staff members)
Prof. Khamid Mahkamov is Chair in Mechanical Engineering of Faculty of Engineering and Environment. He has 30 years of experience in teaching and R & D of different types of energy conversion systems operating on both fossil fuels and Renewable Energy. He participated in setting up and development of structures and syllabuses for a number of Thermofluids and Renewable Energy modules in UK and overseas Universities. He has more than 100 publications in the relevant field. Prof Mahkamov has been Team leader at UNN for 511069-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR project.
Dr Roger Penlington is a Principal Lecturer and Fellow in Education in Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering of Faculty of Engineering and Environment. His research is related to the Manufacturing and Energy and Environment. He also involved in researching engineering education and problems of the quality assurance in engineering education. He was a team member at UNN for 511069-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR project.
Dr Phil Hackney is a Principal Lecturer and Fellow in Enterprise in Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering of Faculty of Engineering and Environment. His research and teaching is related to modern sustainable manufacturing and he is a leading expert in Digital Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping. As a Fellow in Enterprise Dr Hackney has very extensive experience in setting up collaboration between the Department and UK and overseas industry. He was a team member at UNN for 511069-TEMPUS-1-2010-1-IT-TEMPUS-JPCR project. He will contribute to manufacturing technology modules in the MSc course.
Dr Fadi Kahwash is a research fellow at the department of Mechanical and Construction engineering of the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. He is part of the renewable energy research at the department with emphasis on modelling of renewable energy technologies. He also teaches a postgraduate course on Renewable Energy.