Department of Mechanical Engineering

Linda Newnes

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.19

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 386291


PhD supervision

Interested in supervising students studying;

  • Through Life Cost Estimating
  • Trade-off between function and cost
  • Product Service Systems 
  • Business process modelling - cross sectorial

Professor. Linda Newnes



Professor Newnes gained her BSc in Technology with Industrial Studies at Napier University and her PhD from Loughborough University. She worked at Loughborough University before joining Bath in 1991.


Linda is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Her research focuses on through life costing from concept design through to the in-service/in-use phases. The sectors/application areas for her activities include for example; aerospace, defence, medical device design, oil and gas, green technologies, modelling uncertainty in through life costing, modelling in-service costs and trade-off analysis between specification and cost.

Typical industrial linked projects which illustrate her current research include:

  • Costing for Avionic Through life Availability (CATA)
  • Through life cost estimating for low volume long-life electronic defence products
  • Uncertainty in Through Life Costing
  • In-Service Cost Estimating feedback to the concept design cost modelling process
  • Modelling and managing uncertainty in the bidding process for in-service contracts.


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