The College admits about five undergraduates each year to read for Engineering Science.
Dr Martin is a civil engineer by training, and has been a University Lecturer at Oxford since October 2000. Before deciding to embark on an academic career he spent several years designing offshore structures for the consultants Ove Arup & Partners (latterly of ‘wobbly bridge’ fame!). Dr Martin has research interests in the theory of soil plasticity (as used in the analysis and design of foundations, retaining walls, etc.). He is also involved with a number of experimental projects, including a study on the development of novel foundations for offshore wind turbines in UK waters. Dr Martin provides tutorials in mathematics, mechanics and structural engineering. Two other fellows of the college, Dr Galano and Dr Smith, provide specialist tuition in the materials aspects of the Engineering Science course.
Under a long-standing exchange arrangement, Mansfield students receive most of their tutorials in electrical engineering, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics from the engineering fellows of Wadham College (currently Prof. David Edwards and Dr Yiannis Ventikos). Likewise, Wadham students regularly come to Mansfield for tutorials with Drs Martin, Galano and Smith, so the two sets of students get to know each other well.
For information about the subjects required at A level (or equivalent) and other aspects of the admissions process, together with full details of the ES and EEM courses, prospective students should consult the web pages of the Department of Engineering Science (see useful links below).