Staff profile

Dr Tarek Jomaa (FInstLM, SFHEA, EIA SP Coach, PhD)

Senior Lecturer in Motorsport Engineering

Senior Lecturer in Motorsport engineering Dr. Tarek Jomaa talking to Sean Galvin during the open day in July 2018


Motorsport Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering


Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



Besides the vast experience in vehicle dynamics and suspension design engineering across different championships like TCR (Touring car championship) and WEC (World endurance championship – LMP1 category), Dr Tarek Jomaa is an EMCC-accredited senior coach and mentor, a senior fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) and a fellow FInstLM of the institute of leadership and management who helps leaders, across the higher education and engineering sector, to master their inner game and lead with impact.

As the technical director of “Furion, Dr Jomaa provides his technical expertise in vehicle dynamics to improve two- and four-wheel vehicles’ handling. With a PhD in vehicle dynamics, from the University of Padua, and professional experience in motorsports engineering, Dr Jomaa has been involved in higher education, since 2018, as a programme leader and senior lecturer at the University of Derby. Through his technical expertise, coaching and mentoring, he led the motorsports engineering curriculum transformation to enhance students’ performance and learning experience.

Teaching responsibilities

Responsibilities vary greatly every year between teaching vehicle dynamics, chassis engineering, data acquisition and leading on final-year projects.

Additionally, Dr Jomaa supports leadership through coaching and is also a mentor to enhance learning and teaching and constantly improve students' learning experience and success.

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


Experience in industry

Special Interest group organiser and facilitator | EMCC UK, UK

EMCC UK is a membership community working together to maintain, influence, develop and progress high-quality standards in coaching and mentoring across the UK.

Technical Director | Furion motorcycle, Le Mans France

Furion motorcycle is a French startup engineering and consultancy firm revolutionising the world of motorcycles.

Professional Leadership Coach | The University of Derby, Derby UK

Recognised for its teaching quality, the University of Derby is a higher education institution with a strong focus on applied learning.

Suspension Design Team Leader | JAS Motorsports, Arluno Italy

Consultant | ALTEN, Paris France

ALTEN operates as a technology consulting and engineering company worldwide.

Vehicle Dynamics Team Leader | PESCAROLO team, Le Mans France

Pescarolo Sport was a motorsport team based in Le Mans, France and founded in February 2000 by French racing driver Henri Pescarolo and his friend and partner, French publisher François Granet.

Recent publications

  1. Identification of the mechanical properties of tires for wheelchair simulation
    publication dateOct 2016  publication descriptionThe open mechanical engineering journal
  2. The effect of the inflation pressure of tyres on motorcycle weave stability: experiments and simulation
    publication dateAug 3, 2016  publication descriptionVehicle System Dynamics