# Teaching

This page contains details of my teaching activities for the Engineering Tripos at the University of Cambridge. Also shown are supplementary materials I have produced for the benefit of my supervisees, which other students might find helpful.

I have both practical experience and theoretical awareness of what facilitates effective learning. I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a record of seven years small-group undergraduate teaching and laboratory demonstrating.

## General resources

## Thermofluid Mechanics (IB Paper 4)

Second-year undergraduate course on fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and thermodynamics. The Examples Papers are quite challenging, so I have prepared a series of hints that lead students towards the methods without revealing the full answer.

- Thermodynamics: availability, gas turbines, steam turbines
- Thermodynamics: refrigeration, humidity, combustion
- Fluid Dynamics: material derivative, streamlines, viscous flow
- Fluid Dynamics: scaling, pipe networks, boundary layers and drag
- Heat Transfer: conduction and convection
- Heat Transfer: radiation

Other materials:

## Engineering Mathematics (IB Paper 7)

Second-year undergraduate course in applied mathematics for Engineers: vector calculus, partial differential equations, linear algebra and probability. Miscellaneous notes and examples for bits of the course.

- PDEs Examples Paper Q4: Poisson’s equation
- Integrals how-to guide
- How do moment generating functions work?
- Revision notes

## Thermodynamics and Power Generation (IIA Module 3A5)

Lecture course for third-year undergraduates covering classical thermodynamic theory, and its application to cycles used for power generation. Worked solutions for all Examples Papers.

## Turboexpander (IIA Project GA2)

Group project for third-year undergraduates. Design, build and test of a radial compressor and turbine. Assisting with theory required for one-dimensional turbomachinery design, practical support for manufacture and testing.

## Advanced-cycle Power Generation (IIA Project GA1)

A group project for third-year undergraduates. Computer-based analysis and optimisation of power generation plant, including combined-cycle and novel humid cycles. Debugging Fortran code issues and guiding the students towards engineering insight.