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Personal details
Name Professor Bruce Drinkwater
Job title Professor of Ultrasonics
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bristol
Personal web page
Contact details This expert can be contacted via the University of Bristol Public Relations Office.

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Qualifications BEng, PhD(Lond), ACGI, DIC, CEng, FIMechE, FInstNDT, MInstP
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Institution of Mechanical Engineers
British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
Acoustical Society of America
Keywords ultrasound
non-destructive testing
non-destructive evaluation
wave propagation
mechanical engineering
Areas of expertise Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) and Evaluation (NDE) using ultrasound (or ultrasonics). This includes crack detection, process monitoring, condition monitoring and novel sensors.

Applications: adhesive joints, composite materials and oil film thickness measurement. Industrial sectors: aerospace, power generation and automotive.
Media experience Involvement in press releases, interviews and articles for academic and popular journals.