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Professor Carl Ross

  • Role Title: Lecturer (part time)
  • Address: Anglesea Building, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth PO1 3DJ UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0)23 9284 6451
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  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


Extract from "Dynamics of Mechanical Systems", Horwood Publishing, 1997 (ISBN:1-898563-34-9)

Carlisle Thomas Francis Ross was born in Kharagpur, India and educated in Bangalore at St Joseph's European High School during the closing years of the British Raj. Coming to England, he attended the Chatham Technical School for Boys (1948-51) followed by part time education at the Royal Dockyard Technical College (1951-56) at Chatham, Kent where he served a five year apprenticeship. He proceeded to King's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (University of Durham), obtaining a B.Sc.(Hons) degree in Naval Architecture (1956-59); also working as a part time draughtsman at HM Dockyard during university vacations.

For the next two years he laid the foundations of his powerful industrial experience as Designer in the Project Design Office at Vickers-Armstrongs (Shipbuilders), Barrow-in-Furness (1959-61). His outstanding work was acknowledged by promotion to the position of Deputy Chief of the Project Design Office. He next worked as a research graduate in the Department of Engineering, University of Manchester (1961-62) where in 1963 he gained his PhD for research in stress analysis of pressure vessels.

He brought his industrial experience from Vickers-Armstrongs into teaching, first as Lecturer in Civil and Structural Engineering at Constantine College of Technology, Middlesborough (now University of Teeside) (1964-66), and later to Portsmouth Polytechnic (now University of Portsmouth) (1966-71) as senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, where he remains as Professor of Structural Mechanics.