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Research Interests

Major Research Interests

Amarpreet’s research interests span a number of areas, including technology-enhanced teaching and learning Amarpreet’s research interests span a number of areas, including design for sustainability, interdisciplinary collaboration, technology-enhanced teaching and learning, and human-computer interaction. His PhD in Education focuses on the use of technology and digital pedagogy in Design and Engineering education.

If you are interested in working with Amarpreet on projects related to his research interests (especially the use of augmented, mixed and virtual reality for education purposes, and other EduTech related topics), please contact him by email (Amarpreet.Gill@nottingham.edu.cn).

Recent Publications

Gill, A., Irwin, D., Towey, D., Walker, J., & Zhang, Y. [Accepted to appear]. Lessons Post-Lockdown: Science and Engineering Education Switching to Online Learning. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation.

David Krieger, Lauren Knowles, Amarpreet Gill, Chiew-Foong Kwong, Derek Irwin, Dave Towey, & Matthew Pike (In Press). Evaluating Microlearning; a cross-faculty case study of a Sino-Foreign university. In M. G. Jamil & D.A. Morley, Agile learning environments amid disruption: Evaluating academic innovations in higher education during COVID-19. Palgrave Macmillan.

Breaking Boundaries: Students’ Motivation Toward Interdisciplinary Learning in Higher Education. In proceedings of 2021 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE). 2021, pp. 478-485.

Derek Irwin, Amarpreet Gill, Lauren Knowles, David Krygier, Chiew-Foong Kwong, Matthew Pike, Dave Towey, James Walker. (2021) Evaluating Expectations and Engagement with Emergency Remote Teaching: A Cross-faculty Case Study of a Sino-British University. Proceeding of the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hongkong, July 5-7, 2021, pp.101-113.

Sannia Mareta, Xin Mou, Amarpreet Gill, Gabrielle Hadian, Yilin Li, Dave Towey. (2021) A Pilot Study Investigating Students’ Perception of a Virtual Classroom Environment in Higher Education, Proceeding of the International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE), Hongkong, July 5-7, 2021, pp. 294-312.

C. Tang, A. Gill, M. Pike and D. Towey, "Creating a Virtual Reality OER Application to Teach Web Accessibility," 2021 IEEE 45th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2021, pp. 1137-1142. DOI: 10.1109/COMPSAC51774.2021.00156.

Wang, T., Towey, D., Ng, R. Y. K., & Gill, A. S. (2021). Towards Post-Pandemic Transformative Teaching and Learning: Case Studies of Microlearning Implementations in two Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. SN Computer Science, 2(4), 1-7.

Gill, A., Irwin, D., Towey, D., Walker, J., & Zhang, Y., (2020). Reacting to the coronavirus: A case study of science and engineering education switching to online learning in a Sino-foreign higher education institution. In 2020 International Conference on Open and Innovative Education (ICOIE 2020) (pp. 385-404).

Gill, A. S., Irwin, D. S., Ng, R. Y.-K., Towey, D., Wang, T., & Zhang, Y. (2020). The future of teaching post-COVID-19: Microlearning in product design education. In H. Mitsuhara, et al. (eds.), Proceedings of 2020 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering (TALE) (pp. 780-785). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE.

Awards and Patents

Amarpreet has won over 30 international design awards since joining UNNC, including Red dot, IF, IDA, European Design Awards and A’Design Award, and has secured several patents.

ICOIE 2020 Excellent Paper Award - Reacting to the Coronavirus: A Case Study of Science and Engineering Education switching to Online Learning in a Sino-foreign Higher Education Institution.

Golden Prize Winner at 2021 Ningbo postgraduate academic festival - Lessons Post-Lockdown: Science and Engineering Education Switching to Online Learning.

ICOIE 2020 Excellent Paper Award - Reacting to the Coronavirus: A Case Study of Science and Engineering Education switching to Online Learning in a Sino-foreign Higher Education Institution. 

Faculty Top Student Evaluation Awards 2017

Interior Motive Awards 2009 (Honourable Mention)

Interior Motive Awards 2008 (Honourable Mention)

Funded projects / Research grants

RKE Short-Term Project 2022 – AR for Design for Manufacture, (128,5K). (Internal Funding)

CCI Prototyping Project 2021 – Educational app design, 2021, PI (5K). (Internal Funding)

Small Teaching and Learning Grant – Greenicity game design, 2020, Co-I (30K). (Internal Funding)

Commercial project with Yolanda Personal Care Appearance and Structure Design, 2020, PI (70K). (External Funding)

Commercial project with Founter Machinery Technology Co. Ltd, 2019, PI (30K). (External Funding)

Commercial project with Cool Wang Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd, 2019, Co-PI (50K). (External Funding)

Innovation Grant in collaboration with Allocacoc in Netherlands, 2018, Co-PI (100K). (Internal Funding)

Commercial project with Topleader IMP& EXP. Co. Ltd, 2018, Co-PI (100K). (External Funding)

Commercial project with Xiecheng Power Tools Co., Ltd, 2018, Co-PI (150K). (External Funding)

Personal profile

Expertise summary

Amarpreet joined University of Nottingham Ningbo China (UNNC) in 2013, as the Design Studio Tutor in the Department of Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering (M3), within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Amarpreet has extensive experience in the automotive and industrial design field, graduating from the prestigious Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) Transportation Design program at Umea Institute of Design, Sweden, and working for several global companies such as SAAB AB, ŠKODA Auto A.S., and Studio SDKZ, China. During his time at UNNC, has led collaborations with industry partners to enhance the teaching & learning at UNNC through innovative and practical learning experiences.

He is a core member of the Science and Engineering Education (SEE) research group, a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a member of the Institute of Engineering Designers (iED). Furthermore, since joining UNNC he has won over 30 international design awards (Red dot, IF, IDA, European Design Awards and A’Design Award), secured several external funds and patents, and has published in international peer-reviewed journals. In 2020, Amarpreet started his PhD in Education at UNNC, which focuses on the use of technology and digital pedagogy in Design & Engineering Education at higher education institutions.

Teaching

BEng Product Design and Manufacturing – MMME1020 Drawing for Design

BEng Product Design and Manufacturing – MMME2023 Individual Design Projects

BEng Product Design and Manufacturing – MMME2040 Industrial Design and Professional Practice 2

BEng Civil Engineering – CIVE1018/2052 A1 Sketching Workshop 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 16 Jun 2019

Disciplines

  • Design Science
  • Pedagogy
  • Fine Arts
  • Mechanical Engineering

Person Types

  • Staff

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