Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Peter Wilmot BSc PhD C.Eng FHEA MIED

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  • Born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, attended Chesterfield Grammar School. 
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Nottingham Trent University 1976. 
  • Worked in Manufacturing Industry for 11 years, initially through an engineering apprenticeship and into various Design, Production Engineering and Project Management roles. 
  • Joined Loughborough University teaching staff in 1983 and was appointed Lecturer in Engineering Design in 1985 in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. 
  • Completed PhD in Agricultural Machinery/Renewable energy in 1990 at Loughborough. 
  • Promoted to the Senior Staff in 2001 within the Teaching and Scholarship job family. 
  • Programme Director: B.Eng and M.Eng Mechanical Engineering(1996-2008)    
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering (6 degree programmes) 2000-2011.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Engineering Education
  • Enquiry Based Learning
  • Leadership training
  • Peer Mentoring and Assessment
  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Renewable Energy
  • International Collaborations

External Activities

  • Academic Associate to the Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE) 
    Higher Education (HEA) International Scholar, 2012-13
  • Professional affiliations:  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED).   Assessor for mature candidate registration of candidates for Chartered Engineer status (IED). 
  • Advisory Roles: Mechanical Engineering external subject advisor/validator for the British University in Egypt (BUE) since 2005.  External course validator, University of Plymouth and University of Lincoln. NSERC panel member for the appointment odf a funded chair in Engineering Design, Ryerson University, Toronto.2008.
  • Editorial Board Membership:“Innovations 2007” and 2008” the Special Volume of the International Network for Engineering Education & Research (iNEER). CRAC degree course guide; mechanical and manufacturing engineering, 2005.
  • International Conferences:  Session chair; Research in Engineering Education Symposium, Palm Cove, Queensland, July 2009.  International Conference on Engineering Education, Turku 2012, Pecs, Hungary, July 2008, Coimbra, Portugal, Sept 2007, Melbourne Australia, Dec 2007. Also at EE2010 Aston, Birmingham.
  • Invited lectures/presentations: 
    • Keynote Lecture at Project Approaches to Engineering Education, PAEE2013, Eindhoven, the Netherlands, “Meaningful Mechanisms for Powerful Partnerships: Closing the gap with industry.” Jul. 2013
    • HE-STEM Conference, Birmingham University, Jul 2013. International Engineering Education Workshop.
    • Lead Lecturer – staff training week, Curricular matters, writing intended Learning Outcomes, effective assessment etc. - Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Departments, British University in Egypt. Apr. 2013
    • ‘Graduates for Industry seminar’ Royal Academy of Engineering, London 2010,
    • Engineering and Design Educators’ Network (EDEN) seminars, Loughborough, Digital Video reporting to engage students’ 2012,  ‘Assessing Project Based Learning in Groups’. 2011,
    • Higher Education Academy, ESC/engCETL symposium, Loughborough University, Enhancing Project Based Learning in Engineering, June 2009.
    •  ‘Student engagement & strategic learning’, Sheffield Hallam University Staff Training day; Assessment Strategy and Practise, June 2009.
    • ‘Small Group Teaching’: International Symposium in Engineering Education, engCETL, Nov. 2008.
    • Peer Assessment of Team Projects’; invited lecture at University of Western Australia, Perth, Nov. 2007,
    • ‘Group Assessment Systems’, HEA/ESC; September, 2003.
  • Referee: Engineering Education: Journal of the Higher Education Academy, Engineering Subject Centre .


  • 2004: University Teaching Prize
  • 2006: University Academic Practice Award.
  • 2008: IMS Global Learning Impact Award (Austin, Texas) for work on Web-PA
  • 2009: Nominated for Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher’ Award
  • 2012 HEA International Scholarship

Teaching Responsibilities

Year 1 – Engineering Drawing, Design, Metrology, Principles and Professional Skills
Year 2 – Design of Machine Elements, Creative Design, Industry based Projects.
Year 3 – Industry liaison and research projects
Year 4 – Project Leadership, Project Management and Design

University Administration

  • University teaching Assessor.
  • Member of CEDE Steering Committee
  • Director of the Loughborough Teaching Contract Scheme
  • Former Chairman of Wolfson Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Former Chairman of Wolfson Staff-Student Committee