Contact Dr Peter Sherar

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling


Dr Sherar's background is in Mathematics and Computational Engineering and he has a Phd in Geometric Modelling from Cranfield University. Prior to this he received a BSc in Maths from Imperial College and two MSc's, one in Maths from Warwick and one in Software Techniques for Computer Aided Engineering, again from Cranfield.

Dr Sherar has carried out extensive work on the development of modelling, analysis and data transfer algorithms in the area of Computer Aided Design and Manufacture. This has principally been in the form of mathematical modelling tools and libraries developed as part of research contracts funded from the automobile industry.

He also acted as Course Director and Lecturer on a Masters Programme in Computational & Software Techniques in Engineering and was heavily involved over this time in teaching, thesis supervision and course development.

Dr Sherar has also lectured extensively in the university and commercial sectors in the areas of programming, software engineering and mathematical modelling..

Current activities

Dr Sherar's current activities are focused on the delivery of modules and supervision of thesis projects for the MSc programmes in the centre for Computational Engineering Sciences. In particular, the modules he contributes to are:

C++ Programming

Geometric Modelling and Design

Digital Product Engineering


Advanced Java and Python Programming

His supervision of thesis projects focuses in the areas of visualisation and virtual reality, geometric modelling and computational engineering..


Dr Sherar's work in the fields of geometric modelling and data visualisation has involved him carrying out work for the following clients:

Jaguar Cars

BMW Cars

Red Bull Racing

Engineering Computing Services Ltd


Calma Corporation