Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Reader in Mechanical Engineering



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Peter Huthwaite received his MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College in 2008. He begun a PhD with the Non-Destructive Testing group later that year, completing in early 2012. Subsequently he took up a Research Associate position with the lab. In early 2015 he won a 5-year EPSRC Early Career Fellowship "Quantitative non-destructive imaging with limited data" of nearly £1 million in value, and was appointed as a Lecturer in 2016, promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018 and Reader in 2021.

His interests include imaging in both ultrasonics and radiography, with a particular focus on limited data imaging. He also has worked on numerical methods for ultrasonic simulation, including finite difference and finite element methods in the time and frequency domains. He wrote the software package Pogo which is a GPU accelerated FE solution.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Huthwaite P, 2016, Guided wave tomography with an improved scattering model, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:472, ISSN:1364-5021, Pages:1-24

Huthwaite P, 2014, Evaluation of inversion approaches for guided wave thickness mapping, Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, Vol:470, ISSN:1364-5021, Pages:1-28

Huthwaite P, 2014, Accelerated finite element elastodynamic simulations using the GPU, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol:257, ISSN:0021-9991, Pages:687-707

Huthwaite P, Simonetti F, 2013, High-resolution guided wave tomography, Wave Motion, Vol:50, ISSN:0165-2125, Pages:979-993

Huthwaite P, Simonetti F, 2011, High-resolution imaging without iteration: A fast and robust method for breast ultrasound tomography, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol:130, ISSN:0001-4966, Pages:1721-1734

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