Researcher: 2017 - present, Bangor Uni & Nortek-AS
Developing techniques to aid the design and operation of Tidal Energy Convertors by characterisation of key aspects of turbulence, i.e. the scales, structure/coherency and stress, which are most likely to compromise the structural integrity of the tidal energy infrastructure.
Researcher: 2016, Norwegian Young Sea Ice Project, Norwegian Polar Institute
The study of under ice turbulence and its role in diapycnal mixing modulating the heat budget of the Arctic Ocean. https://eos.org/project-updates/arctic-research-on-thin-ice-consequences-of-arctic-sea-ice-loss.
Researcher, 2012-2016, Bangor Uni
Working on the Ocean Surface Mixing, Ocean Sub-mesoscale Interaction Study focusing on the role of Langmuir circulation and inertial shear spikes in driving mixing within and below the surface mixed layer of the ocean.
Curriculum designer, 2008-2012
I was project lead to design and develop a Repackaged Degree. Within this programme I developed problem based learning (PBL) modules unified with industrial seminars, with labs linked to lectures integrating social media and Web 2.0 technologies.
Working in the corporate sector my role was to develop a stand-off rugidised Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) system with a range capability in excess of 100m for remote, non-contact material detection/characterisation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive materials for security and protection, as part of a project for Applied Photonics Limited and the U.S. Army Research Laboratory.
Previous to this I was reading for my PhD. For this work I developed a LIBS system for the analysis of geological samples in simulated extra-terrestrial environments. The analysis covered pressures of 160x10^3 Pa to 0.4x10^-3 Pa and ambient gaseous mixtures of air, nitrogen and methane. Particular attention was paid to temporal and power considerations under such regimes.
Dr Natasha Lucas
Rm 207 Craig Mair Building, / Ystafell 207 Craig Mair Adeilad,
School of Ocean Sciences, / Ysgol Gwyddorau Eigion,
Bangor University, / Prifysgol Bangor,
Askew St, / Ffordd Y Coleg
Menai Bridge, / Porthaethwy,
Anglesey, / Ynys Mon,
LL59 5AB, UK
+44 (0) 1248 388 065
Learning Technologies and Digital Skills Lecturer
Company Name University of Salford
Dates Employed Oct 2009 – Jun 2012
The University of Salford
Degree Name Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (FHEA)
Field Of Study Education
Dates attended or expected graduation 2011 – 2012
The University of Salford
Degree Name PhD
Field Of Study Laser ablation, spectroscopy, space technology
Dates attended or expected graduation 2001 – 2007
Activities and Societies: SUMC, SUCK
Company Name DASH, AVIT, among others..
Dates volunteered 1996 – 2012
Volunteer duration 16 yrs
February 2006 – April 2012, Adventure Volunteers Initiative Team (AVIT).
Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer for Deans Open Award Centre, including IT training and setup of a networked PC Suite.
February 2002 – December 2007, Salford University Canoe and Kayak (SUCK)
Level 4 Inland Kayak Coach, providing free white water coaching for the club both in the UK and Europe. Trip Secretary for the years 2002 - 2005.
April 1996 – June 1997, Drugs Advice and Support in Hulme (DASH)
Needle Exchange worker & supervisor of D.A.S.H. at the women’s evening.
March 1996 – June 1996, The Princes Trust Volunteers
Team building, Community project, Individual voluntary placement, Group project
Awards and Accreditations:
Full University Colours
8 Hour Aquatic First Aid
Duke of Edinburgh Platinum Award
BCU Inland Kayak Coach, Level 4
GNAS, Archery Leader
Introduction to Counselling
Acupuncture (short course)