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Dr George Fern

Dr George Fern
Academic Director/Reader


I took up a post at Greenwich University as a teaching fellow/postdoc in February 1998.  I was teaching chemistry, pharmaceutical science, forensics, sports science, food and nutrition and analytical science undergraduates and postgraduates in the chemistry practical lab.  I covered a vast range of subjects from inorganic, organic and physical chemistry to x-ray analysis, analytical chemistry, instrumentation and pharmacokinetics on occasions in appropriate lab sessions for these cohorts.  Delivered lectures in inorganic and organic chemistry to level 1 and 2, new materials and phosphors to level 3 and x-ray analysis to level 1.

Moving to Brunel University in 2006 I was keen to continue teaching and have been teaching communications to foundation classes each year with lectures and computer lab sessions based around a variety of problems to develop the student’s IT skills required in moving into the degree program.  I also deliver engineering drawing and fluids labs.  I run between 10 and 20 undergraduate projects in materials and motorsport each year where I am involved in managing the Formula Student Racing team and associated group projects.  The team consists of around 20-30 BEng and 5-12 MEng students in this year round activity that is not just a dissertation activity.  

Module coordinator ME0601 'Communications and Projects', teaching the use of Microsoft Excel application for engineering problems; Level 1 Technical Drawing: Formula Student: a) Supervise the Project management of the team and L3 FS design projects. Whilst at Greenwich University I ran teaching laboratory sessions and lectures in a range of topics, e.g. organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.