Department of Mechanical Engineering
Jos Darling

Contact details

Room: 4E 3.18

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386578



Dr Jos Darling



Jos Darling is a Senior Lecturer, Undergraduate Admissions Tutor and the Department of Mechanical Engineering Director of Learning and Teaching. His research is in the area of Vehicle Dynamics and Engineering Education, specialising in three-wheeled vehicle dynamics and game-based learning.

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. He was appointed Lecturer in 1988 and Senior Lecturer in 1998.

Prizes and Awards

  • 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
  • 1996-2006 Team Manager of University of Bath 6 winning entries in Shell Eco Marathon
  • 2007 University of Bath Innovation in Learning and Teaching 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.

Teaching units

  • Solid Mechanics 1
  • Solid Mechanics 2
  • Vehicle Dynamics.


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