Staff profile

Marzena Pawlik


Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Marzena Pawlik working alongside machinery.

About

I am a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering. I completed my PhD in 2019 in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Derby.

Since 2018, I have been working as an academic researcher at the College of Science and Engineering and Institute of Innovation and Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through De-Carbonise and Innovate For Rail programmes.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach and support following modules:

Professional interests

I actively review articles for a number of journals (Publon profile). 

Research interests

My research interest include:

I work as a part of Research Composite Team. Here you can find more about our facilites Advanced Research Composite Centre.

Some of my research projects were funded by external bodies, for example, SUPERGEN ORE Hub.

This research project aimed to develop a graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) self-sensing structural health monitoring (SHM) system for adhesively bonded joints of fibre-reinforced plastics (FRP). Upon addition of GNPs, the epoxy adhesive becomes electrically conductive. Damage of the GNPs reinforced adhesive layer can be detected by measuring the change of electric signal using Arduino microcontroller. A low-power Bluetooth wireless communication system will transmit the structural health signal to a computer. This system can monitor blades at the joints, which can dramatically reduce operational costs, increase reliability and sustainability of turbines.

Qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Since 2018, I have been working as an academic researcher at the College of Science and Engineering and Institute of Innovation and Sustainable Engineering, University of Derby, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through De-Carbonise and Innovate For Rail programmes.

One example of a project is experimental testing of joining solutions for Fibre Reinforced Polymerfor railway pedestrian bridges FRP bridges Engineering CSL.

In the media

Recent publications