Graduate Studies Office
Dean of Graduate Studies
Academic biographyProfessor Joseph Stokes, is currently the Dublin City University Dean of Graduate Studies, with responsibility for strategy, policy and regulation relating to graduate research in the University, and for providing support to DCU's doctoral and research master's students and their supervisors. Prof Stokes leads the Graduate Studies Office, and chairs the DCU Graduate Research Studies Board. He is a member of the Irish Universities Association (IUA) Deans of Graduate Studies group, and is a regular contributor to meetings of the European Universities Association Council for Doctoral Education (EUA- CDE).
He was awarded the degrees of B.A. and B.A.I. in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Trinity College Dublin in 1997 and began his PhD studies that year in DCU. He attained his PhD in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from Dublin City University in 2002, graduated March 2003. He lectured part-time for two years in Dublin Institute of Technology Bolton Street from 1998 to 2000. In September 2000 he became a permanent member of the academic staff in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University. He was promoted to his current position in DCU in 2009.
From 2012 to 2017, he was Head of School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Dublin City University.
He is an Associate Professor in Surface Engineering and Tribological Coatings, research active in this area since 1997. His professional achievement includes the production of coated and free-standing engineering components using the HVOF (High Velocity Oxy-Fuel) process, other processes include Atmospheric Plasma and Flame Thermal Spray (Thermal Spray facilities), including Tribological Assessment. Applications of his research include: Wear Reduction, Bio-coatings for Implant Replacement Therapy, Oil and Gas Protective Coatings, Bio-Energy areas like Anaerobic Digestion and Fuel Cells coated components and applications to mention a few. He is an active member of the Centre for Medical Engineering Research (MEDEng) and the National Centre for Plasma Science and Technology (NCPST).