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Dr Steven Dale

Chartered Mechanical Engineer

Works remotely from Telford

  • 52.67659
  • -2.44926
  • Suggested rate €503 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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This freelancer is available part-time (Evenings & weekends) but hasn't confirmed their availability in over 7 days.

Part-time, Evenings & weekends

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Location and workplace preferences

Telford, England, United Kingdom
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Business sector
  • Defense & Military
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Raw materials industry
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  • English

    Native or bilingual


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Dr Steven in a few words

I am a Chartered Doctor of Mechanical Engineering, having studied Mechanical and Computer Aided Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University followed by a Engineering Doctorate in Metallurgy at the University of Birmingham, specialising in single crystal nickel alloys for the aerospace industry.



Aviation & Aerospace

Senior Design Engineer

Derby, England, United Kingdom

June 2013 - Today (9 years and 8 months)

Design of components from concept through to manufacture. Responsible for technical justification and safety of components and systems.

University of Birmingham/Rolls-Royce


Research Engineer

Birmingham, England, United Kingdom

June 2008 - June 2013 (5 years)

The project undertaken for Rolls-Royce was primarily concerned with the investigation of candidate materials/processes of the future in order to produce single crystal high pressure turbine blades. The project relied heavily on CFD methods amongst other disciplines, which included;
 Process modelling using ESI ProCAST to model process parameters specific to casting setup; such as thermal profile of component, internal residual stresses and microstructure evolution.
 Development of CFD models from first principles to solve conjugate heat transfer (CHT) problems using Ansys CFX.
 Experimental design and implementation in order to validate computer models.
 Experience of solid modelling using Unigraphics NX and mesh generation using Ansys ICEM.
 Experience of metallographic sample preparation such as sample grinding, polishing and etching to reveal microstructure.
 Microstructure analysis of alloy components using optical microscopy and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM) to assess crystal orientation.
 Characterisation of the thermal properties of materials using techniques such as Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC).
CFD Metallurgy User Research