Arthur W. Lees

Swansea University, United Kingdom

Arthur Lees has spent most of his career in the power generation industry. After completing his Ph.D. in physics, he joined the Central Electricity Generating Board, initially developing FE Codes then later resolving plant problems. After a sequence of positions he was Head of the Turbine Group for Nuclear Electric plc. He moved to university in 1995 where his position was jointly funded by British Energy plc and BNFL until August 2000. He was then appointed to a permanent chair within university and is currently Teaching Portfolio Director for mechanical engineering and product design. His research interests cover structural and rotor dynamics, condition monitoring, and heat transfer. Within these fields, a particular interest is in the solution of inverse problems and their application to the monitoring of machinery. He is the author of over 120 papers in journals and international conferences in addition to a similar number of industrial reports; he is also coauthor of a recent textbook Dynamics of Rotating Machines,. He is a fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Institute of Physics. He is a member of the organizing committee of the conference series Vibrations in Rotating Machinery.

Biography Updated on 7 September 2010

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