School of Computing

Daniel Knox

Senior Makerspace Technician

Photo of Daniel Knox, if available
  • Room The Shed
    School of Computing
    University of Kent,
    CT2 7NF


My publications are available from the University of Kent's Academic Repository.

Research Interests

My interests are in the development of technologies for 'Smart Cities', innovative interfaces for wireless sensor networks, and low-powered wide area networks. Outside of work, I manage a LoRaWAN and wireless sensor network for the County of Kent.


I manage the day-to-day running of ‘The Shed’, a stand-alone open workshop which provides space to work on practical projects in the School of Computing. Its resources include: CAD, CAM, turning, 3D printing, electronic PCB fabrication, laser cutting and mold making. Following initially helping to design and make this resource a reality, my responsibilities now include:

  • Providing technical support to staff and researchers pursuing research;
  • Providing detailed technical support to staff and students in a taught environment;
  • Preparing teaching material in association with academic colleagues;
  • Explaining concepts and design practices from first principles to a wide audience;
  • Advising on equipment selection/procurement/use;
  • Testing and maintaining equipment, and taking an active role in providing a safe working environment.


Alongside Fernando Otero, I manage the outreach activities by the School of Computing. For further information about the school's outreach programme, please see our outreach page.


I look after the 'front of house' side of undergraduate applications for the department. If you are interested in studying computer science, feel free to contact me with any questions. For questions relating to grades and offers for our undergraduate programmes please contact Olaf Chitil.

Personal Site

If you'd like more details on some of my projects then check out my personal site at:

School of Computing, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824180 or contact us.

Last Updated: 20/10/2020