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Nigel Burgess

Associate Lecturer, MA Industrial Design
Central Saint Martins
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Nigel  Burgess


I am part of the MA Industrial Design teaching team with a particular specialism in manufacturing and engineering.

I gained an MPhil in engineering from Brunel University at the same time as completing an engineering apprenticeship with Rolls Royce Aero Engines in Bristol. After leaving Brunel I started a career in teaching.

For three years in early 80s I had a break from teaching to work as a consultant to “Any Effects”, a company designing and manufacturing special effects for film and television. On my return to academia, I specialised in the teaching of mathematics and mechanical stress analysis to engineers. During this time, I spent 12 years designing, manufacturing and racing solar powered cars in Australia, America and Japan where, in 1998, the team won the stock class world championship. The winning car is now on permanent display in The Making of The Modern World gallery in the Science Museum, London.

In 2016 I contributed technical input to the book, A Materials Source Book for Design Professionals by Rob Thompson.


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