Professor David Nowell

Visiting Professor

Professor David Nowell
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Imperial College London,
Exhibition Road,
+44 20 7594 1458


  • D.Phil in Fretting Fatigue, University of Oxford (1988)
  • Advanced Course in Production Methods and Management, Universities of Cambridge and Lancaster, UK (1983)
  • BA in Engineering, University of Cambridge (1982)

Research interests

  • Fatigue and fracture
  • Contact, friction, and contact fatigue
  • Surface treatment and residual stress
  • Experimental mechanics

Other appointments

  • Professor of Machine Dynamics, Imperial College London
  • Director, Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Vibration
  • Emeritus Student (i.e.former tutorial fellow) at Christ Church, Oxford
  • Member of ISTA register (Defence Scientific Advisory Committee)
  • Editor of the Journal of Strain Analysis

Current research projects

Recent Publications

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Institutional activities

  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member, ASME Research Committee on Mechanics of Jointed Structures
  • Member of I.Mech.E. Publications Panel