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Mr Ben Clarke

Mr Ben Clarke

Mechanical Engineering and Design

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I am a Senior Lecturer and Course Director for BSc. (Hons) Engineering Product Design.

I have a broad background in design. Previously, I worked as a cabinet maker and restorative painter and decorator. However, more recently I have been and continue to work with tech SME’s focusing on electric micro vehicles and intelligent freight systems. Currently, I am the Head of Engineering at if.Vehicles and integrate this role into the formulation of live project work for students.

Since May 2019 I have been Head of Engineering at if.Vehicles. This came after collaboration for an Access to Innovation project run by LSBU.

My engineering knowledge leads the concept development activities for if.Vehicles through rapid prototyping and testing. I am co-Inventor of if.Vehicles’ initial IP and I am currently working on further applications. I utilise my industry experience to keep a high standard of design thinking and critical thinking whilst optimising concepts for manufacturing.

As part of my role I have

- Engineered new designs that resulted in original IP

- Secured company investment through completion of prototypes

- Analysed data to formulate reports for the UK Government

- Coordinated optimisation for manufacture and production

Courses taught

Engineering Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Product Design - BSc (Hons)

Product Design and Development Engineer Apprenticeship