Dr Keri Collins
Post Doctoral Research Fellow - COaST
School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Currently enrolled in the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
PGCAP600, General Teaching Associates Course, 2014, University of Plymouth
PhD in Mechanical Engineering The Effects of Asymmetry on Oscillatory Propulsion, 2012, University of Bath
MEng(hons) in Mechanical Engineering with French, 2004, University of Bath
MECH121 - Team Engineering (Lecturer and module leader)
MARN339 - Marine Engineering (Lecturer and module leader)
MARN526 - Introduction to marine renewable energy (Interim lecturer)
Supervision of project students for MEng Civil and Coastal Engineering and BEng Mechanical Engineering
MECH230 - Engineering science 2
Laboratory sessions and coursework marking:
MAR528(MAR504) - Mechanics of MRE structures
MARN203(MARN201) - Stability and hydrodynamics
Tutoring/supervising and marking DSGN313 - Engineering Design and computational methods
Available for MATLAB tutoring
Hydrodynamics, underwater propulsion/movement, bio-inspired design, flexible structures.
- Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Other academic activities
Founder member and project manager for the human-powered submarine project: PULSE (Plymouth University Leg-powered Submarine Engineering).
At the eISR 2014, our submarine Mayflower can 3rd overall and became the fastest human-powered submarine built by any UK team. We also won the prize for Reliability. In 2015, we went to the USA to compete but sadly we couldn't repeat our success.
We welcome members from any discipline who wish to get involved.
I have been lucky enough to give science-based talks to the general public at festivals around the Uk:
2017, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall: Invoted talk on wave energy and the WETFEET project
2012, Secret Garden Party, Cambs: As part of Guerilla Science gave a talk about biomimetics, fish swimming research and human powered submarines 2011, Bestival, IoW: As part of Guerilla Science gave a talk about biomimetics, fish swimming research and human powered submarines
Member of the RINA/IMarEST young members' group for Devon and Cornwall
SoE Fire Marshal
SoE Equality, Diveristy and Inclusion committee member
Faculty Strategy group member