Staff profile

Martin Sole

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


College of Engineering and Technology


Mechanical Engineering and the Built Environment


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I am a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering and Programme leader for the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering.

My hobbies include flying light aircraft and maintaining aircraft at Newark Aircraft Museum.



Teaching responsibilities

Professional interests

I am interested in all things aerospace related.

Finding ways to help students apply the mechanical engineering theory to real world projects 

Research interests

How to narrow the gap between the design process in industry and that taught in universities and colleges

Membership of professional bodies

IMechE Chartered Engineer

Member of the Higher Education Authority (HEA)



Recent conferences

Modelling and Innovation in the Aerospace Industry

Experience in industry

30 Years experience in the Aerospace and Automotive sectors 

International experience

11 years as a service engineer travelling throughout Europe, Mexico, India, Russia

Additional interests and activities