Karl Dearn is a lecturer within the Vehicle Technology research group situated in the School of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and then read for a PhD investigating tribological and performance related aspects of polymer and polymer composite gears.
Prior to joining Birmingham he was a design engineer at Yale Security UK Ltd. In 2002, he was awarded a Whitworth Scholarship Award, and in 2005 conferred a Whitworth Scholar and in 2006 granted a Senior Whitworth Scholarship Award.
Research - Vehicle Technology Research Centre
Geared transmissions, polymer and polymer composite gearing, mechanical design, theory of machines, polymeric material substitution, machine element tribology, future powertrains.
UB Racing/ Formula Student support.
L2 Design and Professional Skills Coniston team building exercise.
Assistant IMechE Academic Liaison Officer (ALO).
Membership of Professional Bodies
Associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Hon. Treasurer Birmingham Centre, Automobile Division (IMechE)
Committee member of the Whitworth Society
(Whitworth Scholarship and Senior Scholarship Awards are granted annually, to those possessing both academic and practical engineering excellence; further details of the awards are found here