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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 http://www.men.bris.ac.uk/research/ndt
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
tribology
sensors
ultrasonics
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.