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Professor David Ewins

Professor David Ewins

Professor David Ewins
Ph.D.(Cantab.), D.Sc.(Lond.)Eng)(Lond.)

Visiting Fellow

Office 2.83
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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His research interests span a wide range of structural dynamics topics, and include efforts to bring about an integration of the experimental, mechanical and theoretical methods that represent the whole spectrum of essential technologies.  

Currently, there is a focus on the appropriate representation of joints on interfaces in the dynamic analysis of real engineering structures and he is Chair of the new ASME Research Committee established to co-ordinate international efforts in this area.  His industrial application areas are primarily aerospace and defence with longstanding collaboration with Rolls-Royce, AgustaWestland and the Ministry of Defence.  He is Chair of the EU CleanSky Scientific and Technological Advisory Board (STAB) and a member of Rolls-Royce MSAB and others.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.


David Ewins studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and then undertook PhD research at Cambridge University.  He was appointed Professor of Vibration Engineering at Imperial in 1983 and set up the Centre of Vibration Engineering in 1990 with support from Rolls-Royce and was the founding Director of the Vibration UTC in 1990.  He has held Visiting Professor appointments in France, Switzerland, USA and Singapore, where he was Temasek Professor from 1999 to 2002.  He served as Pro Rector (International Relations) at Imperial College from 2001 until 2005.

Professor  David Ewins was appointed as Director of the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering (BLADE) at Bristol University in July 2007.

He is currently Acting Director of the AgustaWestland UTC and Nanjing Professor at NTU, Singapore.


  • structural dynamics
  • Engineering
  • Aerospace



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