Dr Saurav Goel is a Lecturer (fast track) and an early career investigator in the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. He started his academic journey in 2013 as a Lecturer at Queen’s University of Belfast upon graduating from Heriot-Watt University (HWU), UK in the same year.
He has a distinct academic research record as he has worked progressively over the years by developing the skill sets and knowledge on the deformation mechanics of hard, brittle materials via multiscale simulation methods and cutting edge experiments. Concerning these areas, he has published invited and solo-authored authoritative review articles in top 1% quartile journal in manufacturing. He sits as the review committee member on the topmost manufacturing Journal “Int J of Machine Tools and Manufacture” with an h-index of ~20 with a citation record of close to 1000 within 5 years of his publishing career.
In the recent time, he is leading a major working group in a European Cost Action project funded by the Horizon 2020 (http://www.crm-extreme.eu/).
Dr. Goel has also been very passionate about teaching evident by best teaching award in his very first year of teaching at Cranfield and at QUB, Belfast. Additionally, he has delivered a short term crash course on the topic “Ultra-precision engineering” at IIT Guwahati, India under the initiative of “GIAN” funded by Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India.
In terms of outreach, he secured an award of John Moyce Lessells Scholarship from the Royal Society of Edinburgh enabled him to work directly with the world leader in Precision Engineering at Keio University, Japan. This visit was highlighted in the Newsletter of Scotland’s National Academy (Issue No. 42, Spring 2014 edition) and also resulted in four joint publications. He has also been invited in the past to present his research at House of Commons within the SET Britain competition.
Over the years, he has expanded his research beyond traditional academic boundaries and he is now supervising PhD student in other research areas such as, layer by layer assembly (LbL) processes for biomedical applications, thermal spraying processes, finite element simulation of hard turning processes and nanoindentation and nanoscratching studies. He is among the first to publish results using long range potential functions and his contributions in the field of Si and SiC machining are considered novel. Recently, he has finished Post Graduate certification in higher education and teaching and Chartered Engineer from IMechE and additionally he is member representative on the IET, Tribology team.