Dr Jacqueline Bridge


Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

868-662-2002 Ext. 82170/1

Dr. Jacqueline Bridge is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The UWI St Augustine Campus having joined the UWI in January 2002. She describes teaching as her passion. To date, she has taught hundreds of students in the field of engineering in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, the United States and Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of the West Indies St Augustine Campus, a Diploma of Education from the University of Technology in Jamaica and a Doctorate from Cornell University in the United States.

Her professional associations include current membership of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Engineering Educators, the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. She is the author of over 40 refereed publications in journals and conference proceedings and has delivered many other presentations and academic works.

Dr Bridge is the recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (2017), a Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award (2014) and NGC/UWI Outstanding Research Mentorship Award (2014). Her other professional awards include awards from the World Renewable Energy Network and the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers for her contributions to public education in those disciplines as well as five-time recognition as “Best Mechanical Engineering Lecturer” by graduating cohorts at The UWI.

She believes that her goal as a lecturer is to ignite and sustain student enthusiasm about the course so that each student is willing to invest time in dissecting the lecture, interrogating all the information presented and reassembling it in a manner which makes sense. Her reward comes in the look of satisfaction on a student’s face when he or she finally “gets it”. Her research and teaching interests are in the area of Applied Mechanics, with special emphasis on Mechanical Vibrations, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems Theory and Finite Element Methods.


  • BSc (Eng) (UWI) PhD (Cornell) Dip. Ed. (Utech), MASME

Research Interests

  • Applied Mechanics
  • Vibrations

Curriculum Vitae

Jacqueline Bridge CV 2019.pdf

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