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Dr Roger Penlington

Associate Professor

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Roger did his first degree at Sheffield City Polytechnic and his post-graduate study, a PhD was in glass manufacture at Sheffield Hallam University.

Roger did his first degree at Sheffield City Polytechnic and his post-graduate study, a PhD was in glass manufacture at Sheffield Hallam University. 

He joined Northumbria in 1994 to undertake research into glass manufacture specifically aspects related to heat transfer, fluid flow and forming processes. Roger took up a lecturing role in 1998 and has been awarded a Teaching Fellowship in recognition of research into engineering education.

Roger is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering teaching on the Mechanical Engineering MEng and MSc ppgrammes.

Roger’s research supervision covers the areas of engineering education, manufacturing processes and glass technology with 5 current  PhD students and 11 awarded PhDs.

As a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Staff and Education Development Association Roger has delivered educational development workshops at many HEIs in the UK and Overseas.

Supporting the Society of Glass Technology as a Fellow, Member of Council and Board of Fellows Roger served as the Society’s President from 2012 to 2014.

Roger is currently the Deputy Chair of the UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network.

Campus Address

Wynne Jones Building



0191 243 7229

Qualifications

BEng PGCertAP PhD FSGT FSEDA SFHEA 

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research interests are in the area of engineering education research serving  as the Deputy Chair of the UK and Ireland Engineering Education Research Network. I am also active in manufacturing technology research with particular reference to glass and electronic component manufacture.

In my research I seek to retain links between industry and academia through project sponsorship and support for skill development within the workplace.

Key Publications

2017 Misti, S N, Birkett, M, Penlington, R, and Bell, D. Effect of Abrasive Machining on the Electrical Properties Cu86Mn12Ni2 Alloy Shunts, Materials, 10, 876-886

2016 Birkett, M and Penlington, R. Electrical resistivity of CuAlMo thin films grown at room temperature by dc magnetron sputtering, Materials Research Express, 3, (7) pp.075021

2015 Iyi, D, Hasan, R and Penlington, R, Effect of Emissivity on the Heat and Mass Transfer of Humid Air in a Cavity Filled with Solid Obstacles. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A:

2014 Penlington, R and Steiner, S. An Introduction to Sustainable Development in the Engineering Curriculum. Centre for Engineering and Design Education, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK. ISBN 978-1-904804-22-8 Applications, 67 (5). pp. 531-546. ISSN 1040-7782

Birkett, M & Penlington, R,Laser Trim Pattern Modelling and Optimisation for CuAlMo Thin Film Resistors, IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology 3 (3) 2013 pp523-529

Birkett M, Penlington R.,Laser Trimming of CuAlMo Thin Film Resistors: Effect of Laser Processing Parameters, Journal of Electronic Materials, 41(8), 2012 pg2169-2177.

Penlington R, Tudor J, Joyce T, Thompson J. Do different learning contexts, processes and environment affect perceptions, dispositions and approaches to learning? Proceedings of International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education EE2012 Coventry UK Sept 2012

Iyi D, Hasan R, Penlington R, Interaction effects between surface radiation and double-diffusive turbulent natural convection in an enclosed cavity filled with solid obstacles, Proceedings of ICHMT International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, Bath 1st - 6th July 2012,

Perera N, Penlington R. Supporting the attainment of professional competencies in work based learning, Proceedings of International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in Engineering Education EE2012 Coventry Sept 2012,2012

Strachan, R., Liyanage, L., Casselden, B, Penlington, R. Effectiveness of technology to support work based learning: the stakeholders' perspective, ALT-C-2011 Conference Proceedings. University of Leeds, Leeds 6-8 September. Oxford: Association for Learning Technology, pp. 134-144. Leeds 6-8 September 2011

Penlington R, Clark P, Tudor J, Willmot P, Willis L, Clifford M. Engineering Education Research – a UK perspective at a time of change, Proceedings of European Society for Engineering Education SEFI Annual Conference 2011 Lisbon, 2011

Strachan, R., Liyanage, L., Casselden, B, Penlington, R., Workshop on the added dimensions of multiple stakeholders in delivering Work Based Learning, Proceedings of Work based learning; community and employer engagement, University of Wales Institute, 28-29 June Cardiff, 2011

• Woods T, Cheung WM, Hilton K, Penlington R. Long term sustainable product development in the packaging sector, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Manufacturing Research Glasgow September 2011

Iyi D, Hasan R, Penlington R, Numerical analysis of the influence of thermal boundary condition and surface emissivity on the flow and heat transfer in turbulent buoyancy driven flow,Proceedings of ASCHT2011, September 22-26, Kyoto Japan, 2011

Tudor J, Penlington R, McDowell L., A work in progress – initial findings of a mixed methods investigation into students’ perceptions approaches towards their learning.,Practice and evidence of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education. 5 (2) 2010

Penlington R. Steiner S, An Introduction to Sustainable Development in the Engineering Curriculum. An Engineering Subject Centre Guide, ISBN 978-1-904804-97-0, 2010

Tudor J, Penlington R. Perceptions and their Influences on Approaches to Learning.,Engineering Education: Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre, 5 (2) 2010

Tudor J, Penlington R. Perceptions and their Influences on Approaches to Learning. Proceedings of Engineering Education 2010 – inspiring the next generation of engineers. Birmingham 6th - 8th July,2010

Steiner S, Penlington R. Preparing the engineers of the future, including sustainable development, internationalisation and globalisation of the curriculum. Proceedings of Engineering Education 2010 – inspiring the next generation of engineers. Birmingham 6th - 8th July, 2010

A full list of publications is available on Northumbria Research Link (NRL).

My Google Scholar page can be found here


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