Projects per year
I am currently a senior research assistant working on defect characterisation using non-destructive acoustic techniques. I am a member of the Ultrasonics and Non-destructive Testing (UNDT) group working with Prof. Bruce Drinkwater. My work forms part of the Research Centre for Non-Destructive Evaluation. My work involves finite element analysis, inverse modelling and array imaging.
My previous work was looking at acoustic/vibration behaviour of biological systems to see how these systems/structures can inspire us to create next generation technology. I was working with Prof. Daniel Robert.
My doctoral work was based around bio-inspired composite materials and how ceramic biological structures (mostly sea shells) can illuminate a new direction in ductile failure of inherently brittle materials. My supervisor was Prof. Ian Bond.
Finite Element Analysis• Structural mechanics: statics, dynamics, fracture, modal analysis. Non-linear materials.• Acoustics/vibration: frequency & time domain, structural acoustics, fluid-structure interaction.• Structural optimisation.• Experience: 7 years Comsol, 3 years Abaqus.
Acoustics & Vibration• Acoustic field reconstruction using non-contact methods.• Vibration monitoring using laser Doppler vibrometry & accelerometry (1D & 3D).• Acoustic and mechanical excitation techniques with mm-m sized structures.
Material Science• Tensile, compressive, flexural and impact testing.• Fracture testing & fractography, with expertise in delamination.• Stress analysis.• Non-destructive evaluation.
Software & Data Acquisition• Matlab (6 years).• Autodesk CAD (3 years).• National Instruments – LabView. High frequency data collection and analysis (2 years).• MS Office. (10+ years)
31/03/18 → 30/03/19
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial (Academic Journal)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
Activities per year