Professor Ramin Amali

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  • Qualifications:BEng(Hons) MSc PhD SFHEA CEng FIMechE
  • Position:Dean & Head of School of Engineering
  • Department:College of Arts, Technology and Environment
  • Telephone:+4411732 87113
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About me

Professor Ramin Amali is the Dean and Head of School of Engineering. In this key leadership and management role, he will be shaping strategy for the school and ensuring its financial viability and success. He is responsible for the effective allocation and deployment of resources within the school as well as for governance and compliance activities.

He was Director of Partnership and Business Development at the College of Arts, Technology and Environment at UWE, Bristol. As part of the College Executive, he led the work on UK and International Educational Partnerships including Degree Apprenticeship. His focus was on the development of a range of partnerships, such as those with FE Colleges and other educational providers in the UK and abroad. 

Ramin continues to be an active academic and senior manager in UWE - committed to his teaching as well as his research specialisms in Composites, Modelling and AI. He has developed and successfully implemented Knowledge Exchange (KE) and partnership activities with his determination to place students at the heart of the exchange and engagement work. By fostering a collaborative environment, he is creating a healthy portfolio of apprentices, learners at partner colleges, student internships, staff projects, and consultancies.

Ramin has Fellowship of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) an award granted to a professional engineer working in a senior role with significant autonomy and responsibility. It is the highest level of membership and demonstrates experience, commitment, and contribution to engineering. Receiving peer recognition for his STEM outreach work, Ramin has been the Education Officer for IMechE for the Western region since 2015. In this role, he is working directly with IMechE and other professional engineering institutions including the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), etc.

Ramin is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. This shows leading and influencing academic practice and higher education learning in many different settings. Working with and through 'others' (e.g. colleagues, peers, mentees, etc.) Ramin operates to support, guide, and initiate change or lead/influence enhancement of practice in a wide range of global contexts.

Area of expertise

Ramin is deeply passionate about his research in areas including Composites, Computational Modelling, and the application of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Simulation to tackle intricate mechanical problems.  He has supervised more than 100 Undergraduate and Postgraduate final year projects in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Product Design subjects. He has also acted as Director of Studies for 5 PhD students, as well as publishing more than 35 papers and engaging with other educational organisations as an external examiner, assessor, and moderator.

Ramin's current and previous teaching portfolio includes subjects such as Solid Modelling, Engineering Design,  Stress Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Design Embodiment, Mechanics of Composite, Computational Mechanics etc. 


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