Deputy Head of School of Metallurgy and Materials involved in a variety of activities throughout the School.
Senior Tutor responsible for tutorial arrangements, Personal Tutors and the Transition Review in the School.
Course Tutor for BEng/MEng in Mechanical and Materials Engineering responsible for liaison with the School of Mechanical Engineering.
Welfare Tutor (postgraduate) responsible for student welfare issues, extensions, leave of absence and links with the University support services.
Coordinator of Chinese partnerships for undergraduate direct-entry engineering recruitment in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Annual visits and all students interviewed in China for Materials and for Mechanical Engineering (in parallel with staff from Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering). Current partners include: Fudan University (Shanghai); Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, Wuhan); Central South University (CSU, Changsha); Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT, Harbin and Weihai); Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT, Beijing); Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU); Wuhan University of Technology (WUT).
Coordinating, designing and teaching an annual, one-week, summer induction course for direct-entry students of Mechanical Engineering in Wuhan at HUST (since 2009).
Formerly Deputy Chair of the University Prima Facie Appeals Panel, Chair and Member of Appeals Hearing Panels (1998-2012).
Trained and participating in Misconduct Hearings for students and in both Conducting Investigations and Conducting Hearings and Appeals for Staff Discipline and Grievances. Taking part in Mediation meetings.
Director of the International Summer Energy School (ISES) in Birmingham for US high-school science teachers as part of the West Virginia University Research Experience for Teachers (RET) program funded by the National Science Foundation (2010-2012).
External Examiner for taught courses (BSc, BEng, MSc):
University of North London (1995-2000)
Bradford University (2004-2008)
Open University (2010-2014)
University of Central Lancashire, including partner college in Oman, (2011-2015)
External Examiner for research degrees: Universities of Glamorgan, Bradford, North London, Sheffield, Warwick, Brighton, University of the West of England (UWE) and RMIT, Melbourne.
Registered Expert Assessor, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI).
External Assessor and Validation: Open University; Teesside University (Bradford College); Athlone Institute of Technology.
Institute of Physics (IoP): Chair of Tribology Group (2008-20011); Group Coordination Committee (2009-2012).
Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoMMM): Accreditation and Professional Development Committee (2014 -); Materials Education and Membership Working Parties (1992-1996); Member of Corporate Membership Committee, (1992-2002): Interviewer and Chair of Professional Review Panels for Fellowship, Membership and CEng. Accreditation Panels at Manchester University, Loughborough University, Trowbridge College.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE): Member of Worcester Area Committee; Representing Worcester Area on Midlands Committee.
Member of the Society of Information Display (SID)
Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
K D Dearn, S N Kukureka and D Walton, ‘Engineering Polymers and Composites for Machine Elements’, Chapter 14 in S K Sinha and B J Briscoe (eds), Polymer Tribology, pp 470-505 (Imperial College Press, London, 2009).
Journal Papers since 2008
T J Hoskins, K D Dearn, Y K Chen, S N Kukureka, ‘The wear of PEEK in rolling-sliding contact – simulation of polymer gear applications’, Wear, 309, 35-42 (2013).
S A Samsudin, S N Kukureka, M J Jenkins, ‘The equilibrium melting temperature and isothermal crystallisation kinetics of cyclic poly(butylene terephthalate) and styrene maleimide (c-PBT/SMI) blends, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 114, 1307-1315 (2013).
N Metje, A M Kolonko, D N Chapman, D Cheneler, S N Kukureka, ‘Methodology for the Preparation of Polymer Samples Containing Silicon Microchips for Mechanical Testing’, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 52, 461-471 (2013).
G A Potoczny, T S Bejitual, J S Abell, K A Sierros, D R Cairns, S N Kukureka, ‘Flexibility and electrical stability of polyester-based device electrodes under monotonic and cyclic buckling conditions’, Thin Solid Films, 528, 205-212 (2013).
T S Bejitual, D Compton, K A Sierros, D R Cairns, S N Kukureka, ‘Electromechanical reliability of flexible transparent electrodes during and after exposure to acrylic acid’, Thin Solid Films, 528, 229-236 (2013).
A M Kolonko, N Metje, D N Chapman, S N Kukureka, ‘ Impact of Millimetre Size Silicon Microchips on the Mechanical Properties of Polymer Samples Tested under Flexural Bending, Long-Term Creep and Impact Conditions’, Journal of Pipeline Systems Engineering and Practice, 4, 115-123 (2013).
A M Kolonko, N Metje, D N Chapman, S N Kukureka, ‘Tensile properties of polymer samples containing millimetre scale silicon microchips’, Polymers and Polymer Composites, 20, 505-516 (2012).
S A Samsudin, S N Kukureka, M J Jenkins, ‘Miscibility in cyclic poly (butylene terephthalate) and styrene maleimide (c-PBT/SMI) blends prepared by solid-dispersion and in situ polymerisation of cyclic butylene terephthalate oligomers (CBT) within SMI’, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 126, SI2, E290-E297 (2012).
C L Davis, S N Kukureka, ‘Effect of materials and manufacturing on the bending stiffness of vaulting poles’, Physics Education, 47, 524-529 (2012).
A J Kessman, S N Kukureka, D R Cairns, ‘Tribology of non-wetting, fluorinated, mesoporous silica films’, Wear, 271, 2144-2149 (2011).
K A Sierros, T S Bejitual, S Cronin, A J Kessman, S N Kukureka, D R Cairns, ‘Tribo-corrosion of Ag and Ag-alloy ITO multilayers used in solar energy applications’, Wear, 271, 1438-1444 (2011).
T J Hoskins, K D Dearn, S N Kukureka, D Walton, ‘Acoustic noise from polymer gears: a tribological investigation’, Materials and Design, 32, 3509-3515 (2011).
A Mahomed, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, D E T Shepherd, ‘Effect of accelerated aging on the viscoelastic properties of Elast-Eon®: a polyurethane with soft poly(dimethylsiloxane) and poly(hexamethylene oxide) segments’, Materials Science and Engineering C 30, 1298-1303, (2010).
A Mahomed, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, ‘Swelling of medical grade silicones in liquids and calculation of their cross-link densities’, Medical Engineering and Physics, 32, 298-303 (2010).
K A Sierros, D R Cairns, J S Abell, S N Kukureka ‘Pulsed laser deposition of indium tin oxide films on flexible polyethylene naphthalate display substrates at room temperature’, Thin Solid Films, 518, 2623-2627 (2010).
A Mahomed, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, Viscoelastic properties of Silastic® medical-grade silicones: Implications for finger-joint replacement’, Journal of Polymer Materials, 26, 389-399, (2009).
K A Sierros and S N Kukureka, ‘Mechanical integrity of touch-screen components’, Journal of the Society of Information Display, 17, 947-952 (2009).
A Mahomed, N M Chidi, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, D E T Shepherd, ‘Frequency dependence of viscoelastic properties of medical grade silicones’, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 89B, 210-216 (2009).
R S Mahendran, L Wang, V R Machavaram, S D Pandita, R Chen, S N Kukureka and G F Fernando, ‘Fiber-optic sensor design for chemical process and environmental monitoring’, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 47, 1069-1076 (2009).
A Mahomed, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, ‘Viscoelastic properties of medical grade silicones in tension’, Journal of Polymer Materials, 26, 199-206 (2009).
D H Gordon, S N Kukureka, ‘The wear and friction of PA 46 and PA 46 / aramid-fibre composites in sliding-rolling contact’, Wear, 267, 669-678 (2009).
A J Kessman, D K P Huckaby, C R Snyder, S N Kukureka, D R Cairns, ‘Tribology of wear-resistant, sol-gel coatings for optical applications’, Wear, 267, 614-618 (2009).
K A Sierros, N J Morris, S N Kukureka, D R Cairns, ‘Dry and wet sliding wear of ITO coated PET components used in flexible optoelectronic applications’, Wear, 267, 625-631 (2009).
D W L Hukins, A Mahomed, S N Kukureka, ‘Accelerated aging for testing polymeric biomaterials and medical devices’, Medical Engineering and Physics, 30, 1270-1274 (2008).
L J Leslie, S N Kukureka, D E T Shepherd, ‘Crack-growth of medical-grade silicone using pure shear tests’, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part H Journal of Engineering in Medicine, 222, 977-982 (2008).
L J Leslie, M J Jenkins, D E T Shepherd, S N Kukureka, ‘The effect of the environment on the mechanical properties of medical grade silicones’, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials, 86B, 460-465 (2008).
Published Conference papers since 2008
A Mahomed A, D W L Hukins, S N Kukureka, D E T Shepherd, ‘Viscoelastic properties of elastomers for small joint replacements’, 13th International Conference in Biomedical Engineering, Singapore, International Federation of Medical and Biological Engineering Proceedings, 23, 1191-1194, (2009).
R S Mahendran, R Chen, S N Kukureka, G F Fernando, ‘Monitoring and modelling the diffusion profile in a thermosetting resin’, in Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks and Systems 2009, eds N G Meyendorf, K J Peters, W Ecke, Proc SPIE, 7293, 729319 (2009).
D Harris, R S Mahendran, D Brooks, F A A Al-Khodairi, V R Machavaram, P Reynolds, L Wang, S D Pandita, M Paget, J Wedderburn, S A Malik, S O Ojo, S N Kukureka, G F Fernando, ‘Self-sensing, self-healing, and crack-arrestor composites’, in Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks and Systems 2009, eds N G Meyendorf, K J Peters, W Ecke, Proc SPIE, 7293, 72930P (2009).
R S Mahendran, V R Machavaram, L Wang, J M Burns, D Harris, S N Kukureka, G F Fernando, ‘A novel multifunctional fibre optic sensor’, in Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology, Networks and Systems 2009, eds N G Meyendorf, K J Peters, W Ecke, Proc SPIE, 7293, 72930C (2009).
N J Morris, K A Sierros, K Ramji, D R Cairns, S N Kukureka, ‘Mechanical assisted corrosion: An investigation of thin film components used in flexible optoelectronic applications’, Society of Information Display International Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, 39, 1461-1464 (2008).
K A Sierros, N J Morris, J S Abell, D R Cairns, S N Kukureka, ‘Mechanical integrity of hybrid components used in flexible optoelectronic devices’, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 1075, J04-04 (2008).
R Mahendran, R Chen, L Wang, S D Pandita, V R Machavaram, S N Kukureka, G F Fernando, ‘Chemical process monitoring and the detection of moisture ingress in composites’, Smart Sensor Phenomena, Technology and Systems, eds W Ecke, K J Peters, N G Meyendorf, Proc SPIE, 6933, 9330 (2008).