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Research interests

Jos studied the measurement and prediction of pressure ripple in hydraulic pumps for his PhD. Following a period in the automotive engineering industry his research has been mainly involved with vehicle dynamics, especially active suspensions, towed vehicles and tilting three-wheeled vehicles. In addition, he has published in Engineering Education journals and is the winner of several national and international prizes for learning and teaching.

Teaching interests

Jos Darling is a Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Admissions Tutor for the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He was the Undergraduate Director of Studies and more recently the Director of Teaching for a period of 20 years.  His current teaching includes First Yerar Solid Mechanics and Vehicle Dynamics at MEng and MSc level.

He has received the following awards and prizes for his teaching;

1987 IMechE Thomas Lowe Gray Award

1988 Esso Centenary Award

1994 University of Bath Mary Tasker Award for Teaching

1996 European Space Agency Team Achievement Award

2007 University of Bath Innovation in Learning and Teaching Award

2008 National Teaching Fellowship

2008 Third Place IMS UK Awards for Racing Academy Educational Game

2009 Best Application of Gaming & Simulation to Learning at the IMS Global Learning Awards 2009

2009 HEA Engineering Subject Centre Teaching Award

2011 University of Bath Leadership in Learning and Teaching Award.

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
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities


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