Glen Cooper

Lecturer and Programme Director for Mechanical Engineering Design [MSc]

Glen Cooper

Our course provides students with a strong foundation in technical skills whilst developing conceptual creativity that has led to our graduates being highly sought after by industry. 

About the course

Most design courses focus on aesthetics but our MSc focusses on technical engineering competency and its application to engineering design. The wide variety of experience in the school enables students to apply their knowledge to a wide variety of industrial and/or research focussed projects in a range of areas from Nuclear to Bioengineering.

My research

My research involves using engineering and the design process to solve medical problems. Collaboration with clinicians, industry and key stakeholders to understand the problem is a key foundation to my research. This user centred design approach enables better understanding before employing measurement, computer modelling and medical device design approaches to solve problems. I have been involved in the design and development CE marked medical devices and worked on clinical problems for diabetes, stroke, arthritis and back injury.

About me

I came to Manchester almost 20 years ago to study on the MSc in Mechanical Engineering Design. I was attracted to the course as it was (and still is) quite unique to provide technical engineering design training. The course enabled me to do a PhD and built the foundation to my philosophy to problem solving and creating design solutions for medical applications.  In 2015 after working in industry and at several other universities I came back to MACE as a Lecturer in Bioengineering & Solid Mechanics. I am passionate about teaching and research and I hope to inspire and train the next generation of engineers to solve key global challenges.

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