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.