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
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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.

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 induction & training students and researchers can, under supervision, use hand tools, bench drills and power saws to produce basic parts and components 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

Ms Ji Young Yoon
Mechanical Workshop Technician

Mr Gary Jones
Research Support Technician
Mr Michael Lennon
Mechanical Workshop Technician


  Mr Garry Stakalls
Technician (Structural Ceramics, XMAT  and BioBone)
    Mr Neil Macfadyen
Technician (Engineering Alloys)
Technical staff per department