The EPRSC-sponsored Engineering Nonlinearity (ENL) programme grant is making an impact by creating new nonlinear dynamic design tools and methods for engineering structures. The ENL ethos is rapidly spreading around the UK dynamics community, evidenced by five former researchers on the project securing academic positions at UK Universities as reported on the ENL website in March 2016.
A further eight former researchers on the project have secured the following posts, to a large part due to their pioneering work on ENL:
Dr Alex Shaw has been appointed as lecturer at Swansea University starting August 2016.
During his time with the ENL project Alex developed new models for nonlinear beam structures at Swansea University.
Dr Evangelos Papatheou has been appointed as Lecturer at the University of Exeter starting September 2016.
Evangelos worked with other ENL team members on developing new methods for nonlinear modal testing at the University of Sheffield.
Dr Ludovic Renson has been awarded a Marie Curie Research Fellowship.
Ludovic worked on nonlinear normal modes at the University of Bristol.
Dr Tom Hill has been appointed as lecturer at the University of Bristol starting January 2017.
Tom worked on normal form transformations and nonlinear modal analysis at the University of Bristol whilst he was a PhD student linked to ENL.
Dr Tore Butlin has been appointed as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge.
Tore was part of the wider ENL network, working on anti-optimisation and the landscape of nonlinear dynamics.
Dr David Ehrhardt has a new job in the USA doing experimental testing at the Wright- Patterson airforce base.
David developed new experimental testing methods at the University of Bristol.
Dr Kiran Vijayan has secured a position at a prestigious Indian research institute.
Kiran worked on the dynamics of rotating structures at Swansea University.
The ENL team is made up of staff from the Universities of Sheffield, Bristol, Cambridge, Southampton and Swansea, and is supported by nine partners from Industry.