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Dr David Hawes


David Hawes

Research Associate in Shock Induced Vibration

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48522



Research interests

  • Random vibration theory
  • Nonlinear vibration theory
  • Energy harvesting
  • Statistical energy analysis
  • Shock Induced Vibration

Teaching activity

Third year supervisions in dynamics and vibrations (IIB Papers 3C5 and 3C6)

Second year supervisions in thermofluid mechanics and information engineering (IB Papers 4 and 6)


After graduating in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2012, I worked for a brief spell in engineering consultancy before returning to Cambridge to study for a PhD in nonlinear stochastic vibration applied to energy harvesting with Prof. Robin Langley. In 2016 I started as a post doctoral researcher in transient statistical energy analysis funded by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.