Dr Michael Sutcliffe
Dr Michael Sutcliffe is Director of Studies in Engineering at St Catharine's. He teaches in a wide range of Mechanics and Materials papers. In particular his third year course on Bicycle Design is popular with the students, combining ideas on Material Selection with a range of field trials. His research interests include modelling of structures with composite materials, including projects on fan blades with Rolls-Royce and wind turbine blades with Vestas. He is increasingly active in the field of bio-engineering, specialising in the mechanics of soft tissue such as brain and arteries.