Name Dr Peter Wardle
Job Title Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Faculty of Science and Engineering
School School of Engineering
Subject(s) Mechanical Engineering
Tel 01902 323806


Dr Peter Wardle received his Ph.D and B.Eng(Hons) degree from The University of Nottingham and Staffordshire University respectively. He is a Chartered Engineer and was elected Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) in 2015. He is currently a senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton and a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). He is responsible for delivering modules in Solid Mechanics, Mechanical Systems and FEA/Stress Analysis at both Undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In 2017 Dr Wardle was appointed Visiting Associate Professor at Yulin University, Yulin, Shaanxi, China.

Teaching Specialisation/Areas of Academic Interest

•          Solid Mechanics.

•          Structural Integrity and Stress Analysis.

•          Mechanics of Materials.

•          Design for Manufacture.

•          Mechanical Principles.

•          Mechanical Systems.

•          Finite Element Analysis.


Visiting Lecturer Appointments

  • Yulin University, Yulin, Shaanxi, China (Appointed Visiting Associate Professor 2017)
  • ESTIA - Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées, Biarritz, France.

•          Microwave Processing of Materials.

•          Mechanics of Materials.

•          Failure Mechanisms in materials and Manufacturing processes.

•          Finite Element Analysis.

•          Coal Desulphurisation.

•          Coal Petrography.

•          Clean Coal Technologies.

  • Chartered Engineer – CEng
  • Elected Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers - (FIMechE)
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy - (SFHEA)
  • P.J.Ogrodnik, C.I.Moorcroft, P.Wardle “The effects of laser marking and symbol etching on the fatigue life of medical devices” Journal of Medical Engineering, Volume 2013, Article ID 570354
  • E.Binner, E.Lester, S.Kingman, C.Dodds, J.Robinson, P.Wardle, T.Wu “A review of microwave coal processing”. Journal of Microwave Power and Electromagnetic Energy, 48 (1), 2014, pp35-60