Tom Childs

Tom Childs

Research interests

I am now a retired member of staff. As such I no longer run a research group and therefore I'm unable to accept and supervise research students. However, I am still actively researching in the area of metal machining chip formation modelling and simulation, collaborating internationally with groups outside Leeds. This includes materials plastic flow and failure modelling and chip / tool friction modelling. Other areas of interest can be found by accessing my list of publications on the Leeds Univeristy database.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>


  • BA, MA, PhD, Cambridge

Professional memberships

  • FIMechE, MInstP, CEng