Dr Mark Prince

Director of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Programmes

Phone number: 0121 204 3591
Email: [email protected] markprince
Room number: MB158D


Dr Prince is an Aston Mechanical Engineering graduate and joined the academic team in May 2008. He is a co-architect of the CDIO programme in the department of Mechanical Engineering & Design and became Director of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Programmes in 2017.

Mark represents the department of Mechanical Engineering & Design in the School of Engineering and Applied Science Learning and Teaching Committee, Ethics Committee and Curriculum Development Committee. 

Mark is also actively involved with ARCHA (Aston Research Centre in Health Ageing) and is a member of the research strand: 'Technologies supporting healthy ageing'.

Mark can support skills development in software modelling using MATLAB and MS Excel, CAD modelling through SolidWorks, 3D printing, applied Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics and embedded microelectronic systems.

Aside from Mark’s interest in learning and teaching and engagement with the CDIO community, Mark works closely with industry in areas including manufacturing, prototyping and design and his research interests are in 3D printing tools, techniques and applications, medical technologies, and biological sample environments for protein macrocrystallography. Dr Prince is a member of the Aston Institute of Materials Research and the Biomedical Engineering Research Group within Mechanical Engineering and Design.

Wolffsohn, J, Drew, T, Dhallu, S, Sheppard, A, Hofmann, GJ& Prince, M2013, 'Impact of soft contact lens edge design and mid-peripheral lens shape on the epithelium and its indentation with lens mobility'Investigative ophthalmology and visual science, vol. 54, no. 9, pp. 6190-6196,10.1167/iovs.13-12425