Philip Bonello

Philip Bonello, PhD, MSc, BEng (Hons), EUR ING, CEng, MIMechE, FHEA


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Research specialism: Engineering dynamics

  • Rotordynamics (non-linear vibrations in machinery, bearing dynamics, tribology, blade tip timing)

  • Vibration

  • Non-linear dynamics

  • Structural dynamics

  • Vibration control using smart structures/materials

  • Vibration energy harvesting

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2004- : Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Engineering Dynamics, University of Manchester

2002-2004: Research Fellow in smart vibration control, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR), University of Southampton

1999-2002: PhD in Engineering Dynamics, ISVR, University of Southampton

1997-1998: MSc in Sound and Vibration Studies, ISVR, University of Southampton

1995-1997: Part-time lecturer in mechanical engineering, University of Malta

1994-1999: Power plant maintenance engineer, Enemalta Corporation, Malta

1990-1994: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Malta

Supervision information

Olivier Jousselin (2013), Engineering Doctorate (EngD). Thesis embargoed until November 2018.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Aerospace Research Institute


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