Gareth J. Bennett

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College Dublin. Dr. Bennett obtained his B.A.I. Mechanical Engineering Degree in 1994 and his M.Sc. degree through research in 1996, both from the University of Dublin, T.C.D. In 1994 Dr. Bennett obtained a research fellowship to work in the national Nuclear and Technological Research Institute (I.T.N.) in Lisbon, Portugal to carry out work in fluid elastic instability, vibration and signal processing. After completion of his M.Sc. degree Dr. Bennett worked for a year in a national fluid mechanics research laboratory (L.E.G.I.) in Grenoble, France performing research in the area of Computerised Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as applied to cavitational flows of turbine blades. On returning to Ireland Dr. Bennett accepted employment in the industrial sector working as a Mechanical Design Engineer in a large multi-national (Thermoking) and subsequently an Irish SME (Odenburg).

From 2002-2007 he managed TCD's contribution to a collaborative FP5 EU research project "Silencer" worth 240k€ and completed his Ph.D. "Noise Source Identification For Ducted Fans" in 2006. Currently Dr. Bennett has three EU FP7 collaborative  projects, coordinating one.

In addition to his principle research areas: Sound, Vibration & Aeroacoustics he is also research active in the areas of Design (Open, Universal and Medical Device Design) as well as conducting research in Engineering Education. Dr. Bennett lectures in the area of Mechanical Engineering Design and has helped to extensively revise the undergraduate curriculum, introducing innovative project based design modules. This lead to Dr. Bennett receiving the Provosts Teaching Award for Academic Excellence, the University's most prestigious teaching award. Dr. Bennett currently has six graduate students in his research group.

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