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Will Coombs


Prof. Will Coombs

Professor in the Department of Engineering

What area does your research focus on?

My research observes Computational Solid Mechanics, with a focus on modelling engineering problems involving non-linear material behaviour in areas such as offshore geotechnical engineering and fracture.

What are the other key aspects of your role?

I am the Director of Postgraduate Research for the Department of Engineering, and Durham’s lead on the Aura CDT.

What do you like to do outside of work?

I enjoy cycling, climbing and being outdoors alongside spending time with my wife and two daughters.

What do you think you could particularly offer mentoring support with?
  • Time management and effective working.
  • Developing research ideas into a programme of investigation.
  • Dissemination of research through written articles and oral presentations.
  • Realising impact from research.