In the last 6 days I have had 5 industrial project meetings (one quarterly review, one project end, one face-face on campus), submitted 2 papers, overseen 12 equipment procurements (£2.5M), costed up and submitted 5 grant submissions (value to Newcastle, £1.8m), marked several undergraduate reports and orals, been internal examiner for a PhD student plus a host of duties involved in being Chair of the Board of Examiners during results week. Time to breath now.
Still pushing on with research. Am expecting some testing to start in the next month on a pretty unusual machine which we have been developing over several years. Also, our latest linear machine has started its mechanical testing.
A bit rough round the edges, but some very creative assembly techniques used