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Steve Clark

Principal Lecturer

School of Science & Technology

Staff Group(s)
Computing and Technology


Steve is an Associate Professor on the Teaching & Scholarship pathway, his main roles are in courses management; quality management for the department, School and College. Dr Clark is an elected member of Academic Board for the University.

His main specialism is in overseas franchise and validation services courses,and teaches interface technology and design at BSc level, digital control at MSc level, and major project supervision at BSc and MSc level.

Career overview

Dr Clark has been with NTU since 1984, initially as a Research Assistant Demonstrator and since 1988 as a Senior Lecturer, he was later promoted in 2002 to Principal Lecturer and is now an Associate Professor. Dr Clark spent a significant time teaching and conducting research in solid state materials science and electronic engineering. He now focuses his teaching and research on computing and technology themes.

Steve has over 20 years working at University-level in quality and validation services, with a specialism in international collaborative arrangements. He has served six full-terms as an elected NTU staff representative on the NTU Academic Board. He has worked extensively in the academic trade union UCU (and its predecessors), including a 6 year period as a cross-national elected member of the national NEC.

Prior to NTU, Steve worked in Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd, within the area of electronic materials (in collaboration with other semiconductor companies and government research institutes).

Research areas

Dr Clark's current research focuses on pedagogy in the area of computing, technology and engineering.

Past research areas include:

  • Electronic Materials (especially III-V semiconductors)
  • Advanced Multi-processor Systems
  • Control Engineering

Supervised 13 students to PhD (4 as director of studies) and 2 to MPhil (1 as director of studies). 41 referred publications.

External activity

  • 6 year period as a cross-national elected member of the UCU national NEC.
  • Validation panel chair/member for numerous external NTU validation service and school based franchise validations, mainly overseas.
  • School based Franchise Coordinator and NTU based Verifier for various overseas franchise and validation service arrangements.
  • Worked closely with Industry and other HEIs in my early electronic materials and multiprocessor research areas.

Sponsors and collaborators

PhD and early research work at NTU partly sponsored by Plessey Research Ltd (with research collaborations across several semiconductor companies, government research institutes and other HEIs). Multi-Processor research collaboration/sponsorship with IC Routing Ltd.

Collaborated with numerous validation service and franchise partners locally in East Midlands, and internationally across Eastern Europe and SE Asia. Main current collaborative partner is First City University College, Bandar Utama, Malaysia.