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Donald Edwards

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Profile: Donald Edwards

Donald Edwards

About me

Donald became a Staff Tutor with the Open University in 2016, having been an Associate Lecturer since 2004. As an Open University regional academic for postgraduate modules in the School of Engineering and Innovation he is responsible for supporting students and tutors on our postgraduate programmes.

Donald is a chartered engineer and member of the IMechE with experience across many industries as a Mechanical Design Engineering Consultant. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh in Mechanical Engineering in 1992 and completed a Masters in Engineering Design the following year. Following a few years as a research associate investigating the use of evolution based computer methods for use in automotive simulation testing he moved to industry. His experience covered the breadth of engineering industries and products from small consumer products, through medical and aerospace products and automotive products from heavy off-road vehicles to electric vehicle battery packs.