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Dr Ben Parslew (BEng, MSc, PhD) - personal details

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Dr Ben Parslew

Role: Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering

Tel: 0161 306-3815

Location: Pariser Building-B36
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL




Ben Parslew's academic background is in aerospace engineering, fluid dynamics and biomechanics. His research lies at the interface of engineering and biology, with particular interests in animal locomotion, unmanned air vehicles, robotics and computer animation.

Ben obtained his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from UMIST in 2003, and Master's in Fluid Dynamics from The University of Manchester in 2005. Following this, he moved to Thailand to pursue a career in education, working at numerous institutions including Kasetsart University in Bangkok. Ben later returned to Manchester to complete his PhD in animal flight biomechanics in MACE.

Ben was awarded the EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellowship in 2011, and then worked as a Research Associate in MACE, funded by BAE Systems. In 2013, Ben was appointed as an honorary lecturer in MACE to contribute to Aerospace Engineering taught courses. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering. He teaches on units in modelling & simulation and introductory flight mechanics, and is part of a team designing a new field course of unmanned systems operations.