Dr Mark Bingley BSc, PhD, PGCert

Principal Lecturer

Dr Mark Bingley joined the University of Greenwich in 1992. He is currently a Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader for the Mechanical Engineering suite of taught undergraduate programmes in the Department of Engineering Science within the Faculty of Engineering and Science. He graduated from the University in Leeds with a First Class BSc Honours degree in Metallurgy and later was awarded a PhD from the same university. Following his PhD he then held various research positions, most notably a Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds and a Visiting Research Fellowship at the Institute for Metals Research, Stockholm, Sweden. 

His PhD work and subsequent research positions were all concerned with aspects of metal deformation and mechanical properties. Since joining the University of Greenwich research has focussed on the abrasive wear of materials. Much of this work has been in collaboration with the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling at the university. 

Dr Bingley has had around 30 publications, over half of them in peer reviewed journals. He has been jointly responsible for supervising around £225,000 of externally funded research and £135,000 of internal University of Greenwich funded research and has seen 4 PhD students through to completion.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Programme leader for the mechanical engineering suite of programmes.


  • Associate member, Institute of Materials Minerals and Mining

Key projects

'Virtual Laboratory for Prediction of Impact Response of Advanced Composite Systems.'

Michael I Okereke and Mark S Bingley

October 2012

This project is aimed at development of a virtual testing framework for prediction of the response of advanced composites at impact regimes. This entails developing a computational environment which is analogous to an actual laboratory. The proposed virtual testing framework for this project will be based on a micromechanical modelling approach. In order to predict impact response, this project proposes the development of a plasticity algorithm for predicting accurately the rate-dependent impact response of advanced composite systems. The model development will be based on microscale and mesoscale level understanding of the role of the matrix phase in the rate-dependent behaviour of advanced composites. Finally, the project proposes to carry out validation experiments required for ensuring that the predictions from the virtual testbed are consistent with experimental conclusions.

'Chemical, Mechanical and Biological Properties of Sorel Cements'

Nichola Coleman and Mark S Bingley

October 2011

Ordinary Portland cements are currently used in endodontic surgery and there is increasing interest in their potential for orthopaedic repair. These cements are 'bioactive' and promote the regeneration of bone tissue in situ; however, their handling and setting properties are poor and alternative cement formulations are currently sought. During this project magnesium oxychloride and magnesium oxysulphate cements (Sorel's cements) with clinically desirable handling properties will be prepared and their bioactivity and biocompatibility will be evaluated in vitro. Novel calcium analogues of Sorel's cements will also be prepared and analysed.

Recent publications


Akpoyomare, A. I. , Okereke, M. I., Bingley, M. S. (2019), Generation of virtual geometric domains for woven textile composites. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Composite Structures, 236: 111624 ISSN: 0263-8223 (Print), 1879-1085 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111624).

Akpoyomare, A. I. , Okereke, M. I., Bingley, M. S. (2016), Virtual testing of composites: Imposing periodic boundary conditions on general finite element meshes. Elsevier Ltd.. In: , , , . Elsevier Ltd., Composite Structures, 160 . pp. 983-994 ISSN: 0263-8223 (Print), 1879-1085 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.10.114).

Conference proceedings

Akpoyomare, Ambrose I. , Okereke, Michael, Bingley, Mark, McIlhagger, A. T. , Archer, E. (2015), Virtual geometric realization of woven textile composites. ICCM. In: , , , Proceedings of 20th International Conference on Composite Materials. ICCM, Copenhagen, Denmark (doi: http://www.iccm20.org/proceedings).