Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



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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.  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. He was Chair of the Scientific and Technology Advisory Board for EU Clean Sky Programme from 2010 to 2014 and is currently active collaborating with and consulting for aerospace and defence industries worldwide – Rolls-Royce, MOD, NASA - both in respect of strategic research initiatives and teaching industrial practitioners of Structural Dynamics. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Schwingshackl CW, Petrov EP, Ewins DJ, 2012, Effects of Contact Interface Parameters on Vibration of Turbine Bladed Disks With Underplatform Dampers, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power - Transactions of the ASME, Vol:134, ISSN:0742-4795

Di Maio D, Ewins DJ, 2010, Applications of continuous tracking SLDV measurement methods to axially symmetric rotating structures using different excitation methods, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol:24, ISSN:0888-3270, Pages:3013-3036

Chan Y-J, Ewins DJ, 2010, Management of the variability of vibration response levels in mistuned bladed discs using robust design concepts. Part 1 Parameter design, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol:24, ISSN:0888-3270, Pages:2777-2791

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