Department of
Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

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David Hann

Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering



I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1990 with BSc in Physics and immediately started a PhD looking into optical techniques for understanding non-linear acoustics problems. The instrument development on the PIV technique led me to work with Dundee University on water wave studies and later with King's College London on a range of fluid problems. I was a Marie Curie Fellow at Trinity College in Dublin from 2002-2005 and then took a lectureship position at the University of Nottingham.

I am also a member of the Fluids and Thermal Engineering Research Group.

Expertise Summary

I am specialized in optical measuring technology and have applied these techniques to a wide range of applications from small scale (droplet formation in steam turbines) to large scale (water wave studies).

I am one of the co-managers of the Centre for Advanced Measurement for Engineering Research Applications (CAMERA) , and have been working on extending measuring techniques to a wider range of areas.

Recent interests include infrared imaging of droplet impact on thin films and using sound to generate electricity.

Research Summary

Using a wavelet based technique to measure the size of plants from aerial photography.

Thermo acoustic engines

Development of Measurement techniques

Multiphase fluid measurements

Selected Publications

Department of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

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