Chris Calladine is Emeritus Professor of Structural Mechanics. He was on the teaching staff of the Department from 1960 until 2002. Before then he was a Development Engineer with English Electric Company, working on the design of fuel elements for gas-cooled nuclear power reactors.
His interests are now mainly in research. He sees Structural Mechanics as a wide and inter-disciplinary field that provides many challenging, interesting and unexpected problems. For example, progress made in grappling with new structural phenomena in civil, mechanical and offshore engineering leads to more rational design methods in these fields; while at the other end of the spectrum, and on a much smaller scale, there is much scope for the elucidation of subtle phenomena in microscopic and sub-microscopic biological structures. And there are regions in-between - such as deployable structures - where cross-fertilisation of ideas can lead to new structural concepts that are of great interest to the aerospace industry.
Professor Calladine is a member of the U.K. panel of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
He is an Emeritus Fellow of Peterhouse
At present he is teaching part of a novel second-year course on Bio-engineering.
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