About Nick Tucker
Nick Tucker is a reader in the School of Engineering, where he specialises in materials and manufacturing.
He has particular research interests in electrospun fibre production and practical applications for electrospun fibres.
He was previously a research leader at the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research, and Faraday Research Fellow at the Warwick Manufacturing Group.
His industrial experience includes line management in fire-retardant foam manufacture, and production of high-added value ceramics. He also worked as a process technologist manufacturing ceramic cores for investment casting.
His research portfolio includes the development of electro-spinning plant (www.electrospinz.com) and materials (www.revolutionfibres.com), and a number of projects with industrial partners on topics including using nanofibres to control viscosity, and the improvement of the mechanical properties of composites.
Module leader in:
Materials and Methods of Manufacture (EGR1004M)
Industrial Engineering (EGR2011m)
Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Systems (EGR3026M)
Sub-head of the manufacturing, processing & materials research group
Chair of the university general ethics subcommittee
Materials and manufacturing
Warwick Teaching Certificate (post graduate certificate in post-compulsory education)
— University of Warwick, 1999
PhD in mechanical and manufacturing systems engineering
— University of Bradford, 1994
MSc in Computer Aided Engineering
— The Staffordshire Polytechnic, 1990
PgD in Computer Aided Engineering
— North Staffordshire Polytechnic, 1988
BEng (Hons) Mineral Process Engineering
— CNAA - Camborne School of Mines, 1986
Nick is a peer and professional review approved assessor for the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining
He is an external PhD examiner at the the University of Exeter, the University of Leeds, and Queen Mary College London.