Professor David Mba
Professor of Rotating Machines Technology. Head of Turbo-machinery and Icing group
Location: Building 52
T: +44 (0) 1234 754681
Department of Power and Propulsion
Professor David Mba is the Head of the Turbo-Machinery and Icing. His research interests are:
- Condition monitoring, diagnostics and prognostics of rotating machinery (vibration and acoustic emission)
- Rotor dynamics (compressors, pumps, gas/steam turbines, etc…)
- Tidal turbine design and system development
- Mechanical transmissions design, dynamics and lubrication
- Multi-phase flow and acoustic emission
- Aerospace engineering (1st class); University of Hertfordshire in 1994
- PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University, 1999. Awarded the Lord King
Norton gold medal for the best doctoral thesis across all University campuses.
Standing and Fellowships of Learned Societies/Professional Bodies
- Fellow, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, UK
- Fellow, International Society for Engineering Asset Management
- Fellow, British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, UK
- Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK
- Chartered Engineer, UK (CEng)
Recent academic recognition
- Ludwig Mond prize, 2010 – in recognition of the best contribution to the progress of
Mechanical engineering of interest to the chemical industry (UK);
- SAGE award for the best paper published in 2010 for the Institute of Mechanical
Engineering (IMechE) Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering.
Professor Mba is actively involved with research in condition monitoring, diagnosis and prognosis of rotating machines. He is also actively involved with rotor-dynamics of a range of high speed rotating machinery (compressors, gas/steam turbines, pumps, etc).
Professor Mba was the Convenor (2008 to 2013) of an International Standards Organisation (ISO) working group tasked with developing the first international standards on the application of Acoustic Emission to condition monitoring of machinery (ISO TC108 SC5 WG14) He has also been active in British Standard Institute (BSI) working committee on Machine Vibration and Condition Monitoring.