Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE)

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers (FIED)

Certificate in Education (CertEd)


  1. Sadowski, T., Hardy, S., Postek, E., Hardy, S. A new model for the time-dependent behaviour of polycrystalline ceramics with metallic inter-granular layers under tension 230 238
  2. Alipour, R., Hardy, S., Gowhari-Anaraki, A., Hardy, S. Spot-welded joints subjected to shear-tension loading. Part 2: mixed-mode fracture parameters 755 773
  3. Pipelzadeh, M., Gowhari-Anaraki, A., Hardy, S., Hardy, S. Upper and lower bound limit and shakedown loads for hollow tubes with axisymmetric internal projections under axial loading 595 604
  4. Abdusslam, R., Hardy, S., Hardy, S. Finite element modelling of the manufacturing process for aluminium aerosol cans 265 274
  5. Hardy, S. Upper and Lower Bound Limit Loads for Thin-Walled Pressure Vessels Used for Aerosol Cans Advances in Mechanical Engineering

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Academic History

Date Qualification Location
1967 General Course in Engineering (G*) Derby College of Further Education
1969 ONC in Mechanical Engineering Derby and District College of Art and Technology
1973 BSc Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (CNAA) Trent Polytechnic
1982 PhD research in Mechanical Engineering University of Nottingham
1986 CNAA Certificate in Education (F&HE) Derbyshire College of Higher Education
2006 DSc University of Nottingham

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1966 1971 Apprentice International Combustion Ltd., Derby
1971 1973 Graduate Apprentice International Combustion Ltd., Derby
1973 1974 Design Engineer 1966-74 International Combustion Ltd., Derby
1973 1975 Part Time Lecturer 1973-75 Trent Polytechnic, Nottingham
1974 1977 Technical Engineer Rolls-Royce & Associates Ltd., Derby
1977 1979 Section Leader Rolls-Royce & Associates Ltd., Derby
1979 1982 Research Assistant University of Nottingham
1982 1983 Stress Engineer 1982-83 Rolls-Royce & Associates Ltd., Derby
1983 1986 Lecturer University of Derby
1986 1994 Lecturer Swansea University
1994 2002 Senior Lecturer Swansea University
2002 2012 Reader Swansea University
2012 2015 Professor Swansea University
2016 Present Professor Emeritus Swansea University