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Professor Stuart Burges

Stuart Burgess BSc (Eng) PhD CEng FIMechE is professor of engineering design at the University of Bristol (UK).

His research interests include bio-inspired design, biomechanics and design in nature. He has worked in industry as a professional designer working on projects for the European Space Agency. He has published over 130 secular papers on the science of design and has been coeditor of the International Journal of Design & Nature. He has lectured at both Cambridge University and Bristol University in the UK. He is also a visiting professor at Liberty University, USA. From 2004 to 2011 he was head of the department of mechanical engineering at Bristol University.

UK National Awards for Engineering Design

2008Wessex Institute Scientific Medal
1997Worshipful Company of Turners Bronze Medal
1993Worshipful Company of Turners Gold Medal
(Presented by Professor R. N. Franklin, Vice Chancellor of City University)
1993UK Mitutoyo Design Prize
1986Design Council Molins Prize
(Presented by the Right Hon Peter Morrison, Minister of State for Trade & Industry)
1985IMechE National Queen’s Silver Jubilee Competition, Second Place

Some Recent Papers

  • Boxerbaum, Alexander S., Matthew A. Klein, Jeffrey E. Kline, Stuart C. Burgess, Roger D. Quinn, Richard Harkins, and Ravi Vaidyanathan. “Design, Simulation, Fabrication and Testing of a Bio-Inspired Amphibious Robot with Multiple Modes of Mobility.” Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics 24, no. 4 (August 2012): 629–641.
  • Burgess, Stuart C. “A Backwards Design Process for Mechanical Design.” Journal of Mechanical Design 134, no. 3 (March 2012): 1–10.
  • Raabe, D., A. Harrison, A.J. Ireland, K. Alemzadeh, J. Sandy, S. Dogramadzi, C. Melhuish, and S.C. Burgess. “Improved Single- and Multi-contact Life-time Testing of Dental Restorative Materials Using Key Characteristics of the Human Masticatory System and a Force/Position-controlled Robotic Dental Wear Simulator.” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 7, no. 1 (2012): 1–17.
  • Araromi, Oluwaseun A., and Stuart C. Burgess. “A Finite Element Approach for Modelling Multilayer Unimorph Dielectric Elastomer Actuators with Inhomogeneous Layer Geometry.” Smart Materials and Structures 21, no. 3 (2012): 11.
  • Conn, Andrew T.,, Chung Seng Ling, and Stuart C. Burgess. “Biomimetic Analysis of Insect Wing Kinematics for Flapping MAVs.” International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles 3, no. 1 (March 2011): 1–11.
  • Araromi, Oluwaseun A., Andrew T. Conn, Chung Seng Ling, Stuart C. Burgess, J.M. Rossiter, and Ravi Vaidyanathan. “Spray Deposited Multilayered Dielectric Elastomer.” Actuators Sensors and Actuators A: Physical 167, no. 2 (June 2011): 459–467.
  • Burgess, S.C., J. Wang, A. Etoundi, R. Vaidyantahan, and J.D. Oliver. “A Functional Analysis of the Jaw Mechanism in the Sling-jaw Wrasse.” International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics 6, no. 4 (2011): 258–271.
  • Burgess, S.C., J. Wang, and R. Vaidyanathan. “A Comparison of the Efficiency of the Bicycle with Analogous Systems in Nature.” International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics 6, no. 2 (2011): 97–108.
  • Lock, R., R. Vaidyanathan, S.C. Burgess, and J.H. Loveless., “Development of a Biologically Inspired Multi-modal Wing Model for Aerial-aquatic Robotic Vehicles Through Empirical and Numerical Modelling of the Common Guillemot, Uria Aalge.” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 5, no. 4 (December 2010): 3404–3409.

Creation Articles

  • Burgess, Stuart. “The Beauty of the Peacock Tail and the Problems with the Theory of Sexual Selection.” Journal of Creation 15, no. 2 (August 2001): 94–102.
  • Burgess, Stuart. “Critical Characteristics and the Irreducible Knee Joint.” Journal of Creation 13, no. 2 (August 1999):112–117.

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