Dr Paul Hampson

Lecturer in Aircraft Structures

  • Newton Building Room UG10
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 4983
  • E: p.r.hampson@salford.ac.uk
  • SEEK: Research profile

Office Times

My office hours vary each semester depending on my teaching commitments.

Please refer to the notice outside my office door detailing drop-in consultation times.

Alternatively “Please contact me via email for an appointment”.

Students enrolled on my current modules can also find my availability listed under 'Staff Information' in Blackboard.

Biography

Professional Experience

Mar 2011 – Present

Lecturer in Aircraft Structures, The University of Salford

Undertaking teaching and research within the School of Computing, Science and Engineering; particularly in relation to Aircraft Structures and Finite Element Analysis.

Oct 2010 – Mar 2011

Lecturer of Composites Engineering, Glyndwr University

Office located in the 'Advanced Composite Training and Development Centre' at Airbus, Broughton.

Involved with the development of an MSc course in advanced composite materials.

Sept 2008 – Oct 2010

Materials Engineer, Aircelle UK Ltd (SAFRAN Group)

Aerospace company specialising in aircraft engine nacelles and thrust reversers using both metallic and composite material manufacturing processes.

Laboratory composite material and processing specialist.

Authored and reviewed composite related technical data sheets and procedures.

Trained personnel and developed composite testing techniques.

Oct 2005 – Sept 2008

Contracted Part-time Teacher and Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), The University of Salford

Assisted in various subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level including Structural Mechanics, Engineering Materials and Finite Element Analysis.

July 2003 – July 2004

Support Engineer, British Nuclear Fuels Ltd (BNFL)/Westinghouse

Working in the Uranium Trioxide (UO3) & Uranium Tetrafluoride (UF4) Production Plants, my key responsibility was the software development and integration of a new plant information system to monitor and record plant operating parameters.

Activities & Interests

Over the years I have had many aviation related hobbies including gaining my Private Pilot's Licence, paragliding, paramotoring, and building and flying remote control aeroplanes.  My current hobbies include swimming and astronomy.

Teaching

Aircraft Structures E2

Structural Mechanics E2

Finite Element Analysis E3

Finite Element Analysis M1

Aerospace Assembly M2

Research Interests

Composite materials and manufacturing methods

Finite element analysis

Multiphysics

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Material Impact Analysis, The University of Salford, 2009.

B.Eng. (Hons.) 1st, Aeronautical Engineering, The University of Salford, 2005.

PGCert in Academic Practice (PGCAP), The University of Salford, 2012.

 

Professional Membership

Associate Member, Royal Aeronautical Society (AMRAeS)

Associate Member, Institute of Leadership and Management (AMInstLM)

Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Publications

P R Hampson and M Moatamedi, 'A review of composite structures subjected to dynamic loading', International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2007. 12(4): p. 411-428.

P R Hampson, 'Experimental and numerical study of composite material subjected to low velocity impact' Proceedings of the Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference, 10-11 May 2007, ISBN 978-1-905732-42-5.

P R Hampson and M Moatamedi, 'Fluid structure interaction of submerged metallic and composite plates subjected to low velocity impact loading', International Journal of Crashworthiness, 2010. 15(1):p. 49-58.