Dr Peter Cumber
- Associate Professor (T&S) - Mechanical Engineering
- +44 131 451 3532
4th Year Coordinator
5th Year Coordinator
Senior Admissions Tutor – EPS
External Examiner – RGU – Offshore Engineering MSc’s, 2019 – present
External Reviewer - Master of Fire Engineering Programme at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, 2013
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Peter Cumber has been working in university education for the last 20 years. In that time, he has worked in many roles within the Mechanical Engineering Department. His quality of teaching has been recognised by the award of several teaching prizes such as:
- Awarded University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Erskine Teaching Fellowship, 2013
- Exon Mobil Excellence in Teaching, 2011
Before his career in university education, he worked in industry at the Fire Research Station, 1987-1990, and then Advantica Technologies Ltd, (formerly British Gas Research), 1990-2001. This was primarily as a consultant safety engineer undertaking research into industrial safety.
Main areas of research interest are: educational research applied to promoting engagement of the student cohort, thermal radiation modelling, fire safety modelling and application of the Monte-Carlo method to engineering problems.