Esther Smith

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Qualified professional mechanical engineer having experience in both industry and academia. Strong engineering research skills in stress analysis, composites, adhesive technology and healthcare technologies.

 Key Achievements

  • Increased multi discipline research links in health and mechanical engineering
  • Innovation in centrifugal fan design with possible associated patents.
  • Developed a new rapid test method to quantify the durability performance of adhesives. This was subsequently used in a national adhesive test programme.
  • Significant decrease in mass of TVAF6 core fan range leading to increased company profit margin

My current research activities are to re-establish my research career and thus I have been applying for grants from external funding bodies and collaborating with the health school at UWS on a number of undergraduate and post graduate projects. Previous publications can be supplied on request. (Total Outputs during period 1990 - 2000 are: 9 refereed Journals, 20 Conferences, 2 book contributions and 4 Research Reports to Industrial sponsors.)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure