Where we are

Royal School of Mines
Lower Ground Floor - LG04

Opening times: 09.00- 17.00 (Closed 13.00-14.00)



RSM Workshop Manager
Mr Russell J Stracey
+44 (0) 20 7594 6773
r.stracey@imperial.ac.uk

The RSM workshop supports the three departments within the Royal School of Mines building (Bioengineering, Earth Science and Engineering and Materials), each with its own dedicated technical staff.

The main function of the Royal School of Mines mechanical workshop is to provide mechanical engineering support for teaching and research. Working closely with research staff and students, technicians help to prepare samples and design, develop and manufacture prototype experimental equipment from a wide range of engineering materials for use in teaching and research.

Completely refurbished in 2009, it is now a modern machine shop with a wide range of machine tools. 

Capabilities include:

  • CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machining
  • Spark & Wire EDM (Electro Discharge Machining)
  • Grinding of metals and ceramics
  • 3D Printing

How to use the workshop

In order to get something made in the workshop you must first contact your department’s technicians and arrange to discuss your requirements. They will be able to offer advice on design and materials if needed, and agree a date when you can expect your job to be ready.

There is also a student workshop area where, after attending a training course, students and researchers can use machine tools to produce basic parts and components under supervision allowing them to safely gain experience of workshop practices.


RSM Workshop technical staff per department:

Department of BioengineeringDepartment of Earth Science and EngineeringDepartment of Materials
Mr Daniel Nardini
Mechanical Workshop Technician
Mr Gary Jones
Research Support Technician
Mr Michael Lennon
Mechanical Workshop Technician
Mr Satpal Sangha
Mechanical Workshop and Laboratory Technician (Centre for  Blast Injuries Studies)
Mr Graham Nash
Senior Technician
Mr Garry Stakalls
Technician (Structural Ceramics, XMAT  and BioBone)
    Mr Ben Wood
Research Support Technician (Metals Processing Group)
Technical staff per department