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Durham University

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Mr Stephen Lishman

Supervisor - Mechanical Workshop in the Department of Physics
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43531
Room number: 37

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Responsibilities within department

Supervisor of the Mechanical Engineering Services Workshop.

Member of the Departmental Health & Safety Committee.


MSc (Design and Construction of a Wide Field Polarimeter)

BEng. Mechanical Engineering

HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.

ONC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.

Personal Statement

I joined Durham University, within the Main workshop of the Department of Physics in 1986, as a trainee technician. After a period of training, and day release study at New College Durham, I became a qualified technician in 1989.

I continued my studies, day release at Northumbria University (Newcastle Polytechnic), where I achieved a 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering.

I completed a MSc within the Polarimetry Group, supervised by Dr S M Scarrott.

In 1998/99, the two mechanical workshops within the department were amalgamated, at which time I was promoted to deputy workshop supervisor.

I became workshop supervisor in 2011, with responsibility for running the workshop, organising work flow, ordering materials and components, and discussing work with users of the service.