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Research interests

Bicycle/sports engineering:

  • quantification of road bicycle comfort
  • experimental testing and numerical simulations of static, dynamic and fatigue behaviour of bicycles
  • development of test equipment and procedures to support bicycle and electric motorbike manufacturers
  • development of specialist sports equipment (e.g. for human powered vehicles)

Digital fabrication technologies

  • design tools for additive manufacturing
  • development of design tools and processes for subtractive (CNC) manufacturing
  • development of low-cost fabrication machines

Biomedical engineering

  • applications of additive manufacturing processes to support medical device development in regenerative medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Brighton

20012005

Bachelor, Queensland University of Technology

Jan 1997Dec 2000

External positions

External examiner (MSc Sports Engineering), Sheffield Hallam University

20172021

External Examiner (BA/BSc Product Design), University of Chichester

20172021

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Projects 2017 2021

Research Output 2002 2019

Investigating the effect of sterilisation methods on the physical properties and cytocompatibility of methyl cellulose used in combination with alginate for 3D-bioplotting of chondrocytes

Hodder, E., Duin, S., Kilian, D., Ahlfeld, T., Seidel, J., Nachtigall, C., Bush, P., Covill, D., Gelinsky, M. & Lode, A., 4 Jan 2019, 30, 1, 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Methylcellulose
Physical properties
Autoclaves
Irradiation
Printing

On the effects of tube butting on the structural performance of steel bicycle frames

Covill, D. & Drouet, J-M., 22 Feb 2018, 2, 6, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Bicycles
Stiffness
Steel
Energy absorption
Strain energy

On the exposure of hands to vibration in road cycling: an assessment of the effect of gloves and handlebar tape

Drouet, J-M., Covill, D. & Duarte, W., 22 Feb 2018, 2, 6, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Tapes
Exercise equipment
Bicycles
Wheels

The effects of printing orientation on the electrochemical behaviour of 3D printed acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)/carbon black electrodes

Bin Hamzah, H. H., Keattch, O., Covill, D. & Patel, B. A., 14 Jun 2018, 8, 1, 9135.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Acrylonitrile
Soot
Styrene
Printing
Electrodes

3D Printed Moulds Encompassing Carbon Composite Electrodes to Conduct Multi-Site Monitoring in the Entire Colon

Patel, N., Fagan-Murphy, A., Covill, D. & Patel, B., 3 Oct 2017, 89, 2, p. 11690-11696 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Serotonin
Electrodes
Colon
Fungi
Carbon