Prof. Derek Sewardr
Derek Seward is the Formula Student Faculty Adviser for the team. He is Professor of Engineering Design and a former Head of Engineering at Lancaster. He has been involved with Formula Student since its inception at Lancaster in 1999. His primary interests are in chassis and suspension design. He is the author of two relevant books – “Race Car design” and “Understanding Structures”. He has designed and built his own single-seat racing car which, with a former Formula Student driver, has gained podium finishes in the Monoposto Racing Series. His other interests include walking in the Lake District, politics and classic car ownership and maintenance.
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Dr. Amos Dexter
Studied applied Mathematics and Physics at Bristol University and then undertook a PhD at Liverpool University in Theoretical Physics. He worked at the Electricity Industry’s Research Laboratory from 1981 to 2002 developing new and energy efficient electrical processes for industry. There he developed a special interest in RF and Microwave processing. He moved to Lancaster University in 2002 to teach general engineering. Most of his current research revolves around future upgrades for CERN’s accelerator complex. His knowledge of fluid mechanics allows him to supervise the sub team working on aerodynamics.
A research Fellow in the Engineering Department in post since 1987. His primary interest have been the development of specialist instrumentation across a spectrum ranging from ionospheric studies to non-contact human body mass determination. His teaching activities centre on interfacing and control. Over the years he has maintained and rebuild many vehicles, which instigated his initial interest in Formula Student. He has been involved with Lancaster Formula Student since it came to the UK, and has supervised the engine team since our second year.
Dr. Chris Lingwood
Studied Physics at Lancaster University and then undertook a PhD with the Engineering Department in high power microwave electronics. He has recently been appointed as a Lecturer. His current research focuses on efficient high power klystrons for future acceleration and he’s often found tinkering with his 1976 Scimitar GTE with a 4L Rover v8, 1974 MGB GT or 60ft narrow boat.