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Mr Steve Faulkner

Mr Steve Faulkner

Chemical and Energy Engineering

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I have lectured on the Chemical & Extended Degree Programmes in Engineering at LSBU for over 30 years and was Course Director for 13 years. I have been a member of the Foundation Year Network for 13 years; this is my 8th on the executive committee and 7th as Honorary Treasurer. I was elected board member for the Engineering Professors’ Council in May 2019 and am also the their Engineering Education and Employability Skills committee. I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA and my research interests focus on WP, mature students, FY studies, student support and technical subjects across engineering.

Research interests: Fire and Explosions, Spontaneous Combustion, Combustion, Calorimetry, Pressure Vessel Design, Polymers and Carbonic Acid Corrosion in the Oil and Gas Industry.

Academic pedagogy, widening participation, mature students, foundation year studies, student support and technical engineering subjects, particularly for foundation level university students.

Teaching specialties: Engineering Principles, Mathematics, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Solid Mechanics.

I am an SFHEA and have over 30 years of teaching experience, considerable knowledge and understanding of HE and student-facing activities. I have been immersed in teaching, learning, course management, and planning across the engineering and applied science disciplines. I have had several quality roles and have previously been an external examiner at six HEIs. I have sat on many internal and external course programme validations and have had various committee and panel responsibilities.

My pedagogic experience spans delivery from foundation year to post-graduate level and hence I have an appreciation of the whole learning environment, student experience and challenges from many starting points.

I have carried out engineering consultancy in external materials testing, for hospital breathing apparatus manufacturers and worked as a contract mechanical designer in the high pressure gaseous pressure vessel design area, for the calorimetry field.

Courses taught

Chemical Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Chemical Engineering - BTEC HND

Chemical and Energy Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Chemical and Energy Engineering - MEng (Hons)

Science - Extended Degree Programme

Polymer Analyst

NDT/DT and design of coffee machine components

Marine Lubricants
Mobile Oil Co. Ltd (MOCL)

Lube charts, recommending oil grades for the marine industry

CI Mains assessor
British Gas PLC

CI Mains risk assessment and replacement with PE

Higher Education Academy
Higher Education Academy
Water Quality Association (WQA)
Foundation Year Network (FYN)
Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC)
Loughborough University
External examiner

Foundation Studies Programmes

September 2020
King’s College London
External examiner

King’s International Foundation Programme

October 2017
September 2022
University of Greenwich (collaboration with MidKent College),
External examiner

HNC in Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineering courses

September 2021
Cardiff Metropolitan University
External examiner

Foundation leading to BSc Health Science Programme

September 2017
September 2021
Southampton Solent University
External examiner

Engineering Programme

June 2014
October 2018
Durham University
External examiner

Foundation Centre

October 2013
October 2017

Filter publications

Selling themselves short: How inclusive is the UCAS application process to non-traditional students?
Faulkner, S. and Dunn, R. (2021). Selling themselves short: How inclusive is the UCAS application process to non-traditional students? Journal of the Foundation Year Network. Volume 3, pp. 43-56.