Dr Artur Gower

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Dynamics

Art Gower
a.l.gower@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 7806

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Dr Artur Gower
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

Welcome! My background is in applying mathematics (BSc, MSc, PhD) to understand the microstructure of complex solids. I mostly develop code and mathematical models for waves (like sound and radio).

Research interests

My main research interests include:

  • Wave scattering
  • Solid mechanics
  • Random media
  • Machine learning

We still do not fully understand how waves (like sound, radio, light, and vibrations) behave in many materials. How well can these waves propagate, and how much information can they carry in different materials?

Answering these questions will allow us to design the next generation of materials that can control waves. These new materials can then improve telecommunications by controlling light and elastic waves, and mechanical engineering by controlling vibrations and even earthquakes!

The main way we sense the world around us is by using waves too. Light and sound are reflected from all materials, and when they reach us, our brains can decode them to understand what objects are around us.

In a similar way, waves are used to sense materials during manufacturing. To automate manufacturing, we need to develop sensors that can decode waves like our brains do. Ideally these sensors would be able to detect changes in the material's microstructure, and as a result determine when the material has reached its ideal flexibility, strength, and capacity to transmit information!

Publications

Journal articles