Academic Staff


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Prof Keith Worden

Head of the Dynamics Research Group

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Identification of nonlinear and time-varying systems (time-series methods, physical parameter estimation, higher-order FRFs, neural networks); damage detection using neural networks; combinatorial optimisation; nonlinear wave-forces on offshore structures; shock absorbers.




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Prof Neil Sims

Head of Department

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Modelling and control of smart fluid dampers, chatter in high speed machining.

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Prof Kirill V Horoshenkov

Professor of Acoustics

Professor Horoshenkov’s main research interests are in novel sensors for water industry, novel acoustic materials and material characterisation methods. His other area of work relates to noise control, audio-visual interactions and design of nature-inspired noise control solutions.




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Prof G R Tomlinson

Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering




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Prof David Wagg

Professor of Nonlinear Dynamics




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Dr Ifigeneia Antoniadou

Lecturer

Renewable sources, power generation and distribution, structural health monitoring of wind turbine systems, condition monitoring of gearboxes using vibration-based approaches, nonstationary signal processing, time-frequency methods, nonlinear dynamics.




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Dr Rob Barthorpe

Lecturer, EPSRC Doctoral Prize Fellow

Vibration-based structural health monitoring (SHM) of large-scale structures: current research concerns the fidelity requirements of finite element (FE) models used for generating damaged condition datasets.




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Dr Lizzy Cross

Lecturer

Research interests in structural health monitoring, time series analysis, machine learning and nonlinearity in structural dynamics.




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Dr Nikolaos Dervilis

Lecturer

Structural condition and health monitoring of wind turbines, nonlinear dynamics.

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Dr Inna M. Gitman

Lecturer




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Dr Andrew Johnson

Senior Lecturer

Applications of Electro-rheological (ER) and Magneto-rheological (MR) fluids, especially in high-speed machinery, clutches and vibration damping. Development of Wire Rope Safety Fences.




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Dr Anton Krynkin

Lecturer




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Dr Charles Lord

Lecturer

Damping of debonded composites and frictional interactions.




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Dr Graeme Manson

Senior Lecturer

Damage detection in composite materials; development of auxiliary input methods to induce pseudo-faults into unfaulted systems and suppress unwanted super-harmonic components in nonlinear system responses; analysis of nonlinear systems subjected to random excitation; sensor optimisation using differential evolution.




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Dr Jem Rongong

Senior Lecturer

Control of vibration in structures using viscoelastic materials, passive and active CLD, damped joints, coatings for damping, analytic and finite element modelling of damped structures.





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Dr Jen Rowson

Lecturer

Current research interests focus on developing methods for statistical (Bayesian) uncertainty analysis of large-scale, nonlinear models, specifically biomechanical models. In order to investigate the behaviour of the process, and identify key model parameters which have the greatest influence on the overall system behaviour.





Researchers (RA/PhD)

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Dr Anis Ben Abdessalem

Research Associate

Metal forming processes, Optimisation, Reliability, Bayesian inference, Uncertainty quantification and propagation, NDI methods, System identification, Surrogate models.

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Brandon Alam

PhD Student




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Ameer Al-juboory

PhD Student

Layered viscoelastic damping vibration with substructure method.





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Haval Asker

PhD Student

Damping from fibrous and lamellar microstructures.




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Huseyin Celikag

PhD Student

Machining, robotics, automation, machining dynamics, robot dynamics and kinematics.




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Kartik Chandrasekhar

PhD Student

Adaptive vibration control using nonlinear microstructured materials.




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Suzhou Chen

PhD Student

Uncertainty analysis of material's viscoelastic properties.




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Predaricka Deastra

PhD Student

Structural dynamic, Nonlinear tuned inerter damper.

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Giulio Dolcetti

PhD Student

Scattering of airborne acoustic waves by composite dynamic rough surfaces, characterisation of the air-water interface in shallow water flows, non-contact measurement devices in open channel and pipe flows.




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Ramon Fuentes

Research Assistant

I am looking into applying and developing statistical and pattern recognition techniques to Structural Health Monitoring (SHM). This also means I have a general interest in structural dynamics, acoustics, and Non Destructive Testing (NDT).




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Boyang Gao

PhD Student




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Tom Gibbons

PhD Student

Image and Signal Processing, Structural Dynamics, Machining Dynamics




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Iason Iakovidis

PhD Student

Damage Detection & Condition Evaluation of Bridges, Time-Series Analysis & Statistics, Modal Identification, FE Modeling, Updating & Calibration, Linear & Non-linear Static- Dynamic Analysis, Fracture Mechanics & X-FEM, Earthquake Engineering.




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Alistair Hurrell

PhD Student

My research interests are based around materials and chemical engineering - with a background in polymer synthesis for electrochemical applications.




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Irfan Khan

PhD Student

Nonlinear control, vibration suppression in elastic systems, robotics.




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Xuanang Liu

PhD Student

Nonlinear passive redesign




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Abdullah MA Alqahtani

PhD Student




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Matthew Francis Mahoney

PhD Student




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Ioannis Matthaiou

PhD Student

Active Feedback Control; Machine Learning and Pattern Recognition; Gaussian Processes; Nonlinear Dynamics; Digital Signal Processing; Theory of Sound and Vibration; Mechatronic Systems Modelling and Simulation.

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Anas B Mohd Mustafah

PhD Student




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Niloufar Motazedi

PhD Student

Symbolic Computational Dynamics, Nonlinear Dynamics, Structure Health Monitoring, Energy Harvesting, Transient Leak Detection methods, Sports Engineering.




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Diyar O Kaka

PhD Student

Effects of combining reinforcement simultaneously at the nano and micro scale on dynamic mechanical properties.




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Nathan Ray

PhD Student

Machining, In-process monitoring, Machining dynamics, Signal processing, Artificial intelligence, Prognostic models, Probabilistic risk assesment, Real-time data analysis.




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Malcolm Scott

Research Assistant




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Haichen Shi

PhD Student

Structural Health Monitoring of civil infrastructures, time series modelling and machine learning.




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Mahmud Iskandar B Seth A Rahim

PhD Student

Vibro-acoustic properties of elastomeric materials.





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Dr Payam Soltani

Research Associate

Nonlinear dynamics, design and modeling of structures, smart materials and structures, computational mechanics and finite element methods.




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Ning Tang

PhD Student

Vibration control for rigid structures




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Daniela Tiboaca

PhD Student

Nonlinear dynamics, system identification, Bayesian inference, MCMC sampling methods.




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Tim Rooker

PhD Student

Machine learning, Adaptive intelligence, Metrology, Machining dynamics, Machining of AM Parts.




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Tuan Ahmad Zahidi B Tuan Abdul Rahman

PhD Student




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Kasun Wickramasinghe

PhD Student




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Tianwei Zhang

PhD Student




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Zijiang Yang

PhD Student








Technical Staff


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Jamie Booth

Technician




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Les Morton

Technician

Technical support to the Dynamics Research Group.




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Andrew Spencer

Programmer

Programming and other IT support to the Dynamics Research Group.




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David S Webster

Technician