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Professor Bruce Drinkwater

Professor Bruce Drinkwater

Professor Bruce Drinkwater
B.Eng., Ph.D.(Lond.), A.C.G.I., D.I.C., C.Eng., F.I.Mech.E., F.Inst.NDT, M.Inst.P.

Professor of Ultrasonics

Area of research

Ultrasonic engineering

Office 2.47
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5914

Research summary

Ultrasonics; Non-Destructive Testing (NDT); Ultrasonic arrays; Ultrasonic particle manipulation.


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I was born in Hexham, England, in 1970. I received B.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, England, in 1991 and 1995 respectively. My Ph.D. thesis was on improved ultrasonic devices for crack and corrosion detection in engineering structures.

Since 1996, I have worked as an academic in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Bristol. Between 2000 and 2005 I was an EPSRC Research Fellow and in 2007 I was promoted and given the title Professor of Ultrasonics. I now have the privilege of leading an incredibly enthusiastic research group working on ...

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