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Dr Richard Cornish is an Automotive Engineer with a wide experience of automotive research and development, especially developing test methods and models to capture new practical knowledge and theoretical insights.
His areas of expertise include simulation, test, measurement, durability, fatigue and product perception, and he has worked on CAS, trains, buildings and factories projects in the UK and abroad.
Richard is originally from the North of England and came to Birmingham to study physics. He then joined the car industry, working at Lucas Group Research on mathematical models of fuel injection, headlamps and signal lamps, tyres and active suspension. He then moved on to Leyland DAF where he completed a PhD in vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and taught part time.
He joined BCU in 1997 and developed modules on NVH and body engineering. Since then he has taught modules and dissertations on automotive and mechanical engineering, examined three PhDs and published several papers.