Staff Profiles

Dr James jdg Balkwill


Principal Lecturer

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

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Phone number: +441865483517


Location: Wheatley

James studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham after which he completed an IMechE approved graduate training scheme. He has worked as a project Engineer for Oxford Instruments, designing super-conducting magnets and as a Chief Engineer for  Oxford Lasers managing the design of Copper Vapor Lasers. He works at Oxford Brookes University as a Program Lead for Robotics. His PhD was in Dynamics and he teaches Vehicle Dynamics. He also teaches Management  and has taught Design and Stress analysis as well. He started the departments Formula Student team and lead it from a rookie car through to Brookes' first win in the UK competition. He is a senior fellow of the HEA and a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. He has published two texts, on Management and Vehicle Dynamics. 

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