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Professor Bruce Drinkwater

Professor Bruce Drinkwater

Professor Bruce Drinkwater
BEng, PhD(Lond), ACGI, DIC, CEng, FIMechE, FInstNDT, MInstP

Professor of Ultrasonics

Office Room 2.59
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
(See a map)

+44 (0) 117 331 5914


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

Past and Present Research Projects

  • Sonotweezers: particle manipulation with ultrasound
  • UK Research Centre in Nondestructive Evaluation (RCNDE)
  • 2D-arrays
  • Flexible arrays
  • Detection of partially closed cracks
  • Efficient structural health monitoring
  • High resolution guided wave Inspection
  • Nonlinear ultrasound for detection of defects in adhesive joints
  • Rapid inspection of rails with ultrasonic arrays
  • Oil-film measurement in bearings


  • Ultrasonic engineering

Recent publications

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