Michael Alston is Course leader for Engineering programmes in Higher Education. Michael has been a member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA) for 37 years and is currently an education committee member, having held positions of Chairman, Secretary and Council Member for the Eastern Region.
Michael is a multi-disciplined qualified engineer specializing in acoustic and vibration. Born in Colchester, he has had an industrial engineering career of 27 years at two major Colchester-based international companies. This was followed by a lectureship at Colchester Institute and University Centre Colchester.
President of The Colchester Engineering Society, he is passionate about promoting science, technology, engineering and mathematics within the local engineering community.
Graham Meek is a lecturer Engineering and Business, teaching modules in Business Start-up Skills; Project Management; Continuous Improvement and Lean Leadership; Business Management for Engineers and Dissertation Supervision.
After completing his first degree and employment as a scientific officer for the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), he started to work for the UK arm of a Japanese robot company (Fanuc). Graham formed a private consultancy business and has since started other small businesses, focusing on management, business improvement, technical training and consultancy.
Clients he has delivered consultancy and training services to include; Ford, Nissan, Heinz, Rolls-Royce plc, Durr Ltd, Shell and SMEs in the wholesale and manufacturing sectors.
Dominic Onimowo is a lecturer in Engineering, teaching Engineering Science and Mechatronics. Dominic is a member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers, Society of Petroleum Engineers and Institution of Engineering and Technology.
Dominic is an active researcher in the field of mechanical engineering and has experience in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Heat transfer Enhancement, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computer Aided Design (CAD). Dominic has worked as a research assistant carrying out computer based fluid dynamics simulations on a 3D printer in order to create a digital twin and connect this to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Dominic's PhD involved the analysis of fluid flow geometries and the effects on the physics of flow using computational fluid dynamics.