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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

Area of research

Ultrasonic engineering

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

+44 (0) 117 331 5914

Summary

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

 

Biography

Bruce W. Drinkwater was born in Hexham, England in 1970. He received BEng and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London, England in 1991 and 1995 respectively.   His PhD thesis was on the subject of solid coupled ultrasonic devices for Non-Destructive Evaluation.

From 1996 to the present he has worked as an academic in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Bristol, England.  He was promoted to Professor in 2007.  His research interests focus on ultrasonics and NDE.  He has published over 100 journal articles covering 1) the interaction of ultrasound with adhesive joints, thin layers and interfaces, 2) ultrasonic array imaging for NDE and, 3) particle manipulation for biological and material manufacture applications.  

Between 2000 and 2005 he was an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow and in 2010 he received the Roy Shape Prize for significant contribution to NDE research.

Professor Bruce Drinkwater ultrasonically examining the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Professor Drinkwater performing an ultrasonic array inspection of the chain-links in the Clifton Suspension Bridage

 

Teaching

Vibrations (to 2nd year Mech. Eng. UGs)

Systemes and Control (to 2nd year Mech. Eng. UGs)

Ultrasonics and Acoustics (to 4th year Mech. Eng. UGs and EngDs/PhDs)

Professor Drinkwater giving a lecture in the @bristol science museum 

Professor Drinkwater giving a lecture in the @bristol science museum

Keywords

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

Recent publications

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