Dr Peter Dunning

Dr Peter Dunning
Dr Peter Dunning

Dr Peter Dunning

PhD, FHEA, CEng MIMechE

Lecturer

About

Fraser Noble Building (room 263)
School of Engineering
University of Aberdeen
Aberdeen, AB24 3UE
Scotland, UK

Biography

2019: Became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

2016: Achieved Chartered Engineer status with IMechE.

2015: Joined University of Aberdeen as a Lecturer in the School of Engineering.

2014-2015: Research Associate at University of Bath, UK. Research areas: Mulit-scale topology optimisation, buckling constrained topology optimisation and simultaneous material-topology optimisation.

2013-2014: Research Scholar at National Institute of Aerosapce, VA, USA. Contracted to NASA Langley Research Center. Main reserach area: Aeroelastic topology optimisation.

2011-2012: Structural analyst at Eatec Ltd (Engineering consultancy company, Yate, UK)

2007-2011: PhD from University of Bath, UK. Thesis title: Introducing Loading Uncertainty in Level Set-Based Structural Topology Optimisation (link)

2002-2007: MEng in Aerospace Engineering from University of Bath, UK

Memberships and Affiliations

Internal Memberships
  • Programme leader for Mechanical Engineering

Previous:

  • School of Engineering outreach activities coordinator
  • Member of college ethics board
External Memberships

Reviewer for several journals:

  • Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  • International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering
  • Computers and Structures
  • Journal of Fluids and Structures
  • Composite Structures
  • International Journal of Mechanical Sciences
  • Applied Mathematical Modelling
  • Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements
  • International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Science and Technology
  • Advances in Engineering Software
  • Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines
  • Engineering Computations
  • Engineering Structures
  • Acta Mechanica Sinica

Past reviewer for AIAA MDO TC awards sub-committee.

Research

Research Overview

Main areas of interest in engineering optimisation:

  • topology optimisation
  • multi-disciplinary
  • aeroelasticity
  • composite materials
  • robust and reliability-based
  • multi-scale
Teaching

Teaching Responsibilities

Current

EG1012 Fundamentals of Engineering Materials - Co-ordinator (50% teaching)

EG55P6/Q2 Engineering Risk and Reliability Analysis - Co-ordinator (100% teaching)

EG4013/14 BEng & MEng Individual Projects - Supervisor

MSc Individual Projects - Supervisor

Previous

EG55M1/96 Finite Element Analysis - Contributor (50% teaching)

EG5565 MEng Group Design Project - Supervisor      

EG4578 BEng Group Design Project - Spervisor         

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