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Durham University

Department of Physics

Staff profile

Mr Kevin Ring

Technician in the Department of Physics

Contact Mr Kevin Ring (email at

Responsibilities within department

To develop and construct complex and precision apparatus for teaching and research; to provide mechanical engineering support to teaching laboratories and research groups within the Department of Physics.


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Personal Statement

I completed an apprenticeship at Burgess Microswitch, to become a qualified toolmaker in moulding and press tools. I then became a model maker, a job which I did for 20 years. As part of my duties, I was promoted to model shop supervisor, I liaised with tooling companies regarding the manufacture of production tools.

After a period of time working at a local comprehensive school, I started work within the Dept of Physics in 2011.