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Dr Julian Mauricio Londono Monsalve

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (E&R)


Telephone: 01392 723531

Extension: (Streatham) 3531

I am a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and the programme lead for the MSc in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Exeter. I am an expert in experimental nonlinear dynamics.

Research interests

  • Vibration-based nonlinear system identification
  • Experimental dynamics, Modal Testing and Real-Time Hybrid Testing (Hardware in-the-loop)
  • Structural dynamics
  • Modelling and simulation of nonlinear dynamical systems
  • Structural control and vibration suppression

Short Bio

I received the prestigious 2020 Doak Prize from Elsevier for the most successful publication in the Journal of Sound and Vibration (JSV) in 2019. JSV is one the most respected Journals in the field of Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics.

My work with co-workers Profs. Marsico and Craciun on Graphene-Rubber Composites was ranked top 100 in the global 2020 Create the Future Design Contest sponsored by Intel, COMSOL, HP, Nvidia among others.

I was awarded a MEng cum laude in Civil Engineering in 2000 and MSc in Industrial Automation in 2006 from the National University of Colombia. Funded by a prestigious AlBan scholarship, I completed my PhD in Structural Engineering in 2010 at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. I was involved in the research executive project RELUIS, a consortium of seismic engineering laboratories of Italian universities, where I worked on passive and semi-active control strategies (MR dampers) for vibration suppression of buildings. In collaboration with the industrial partner STRAGO srl., I also implemented and successfully tested a monitoring system able to detect and locate damages throughout an array of sensors based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS).

I was awarded a prestigious Newton International Fellowship in 2010 from the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society to fund my work on developing more efficient damping systems and joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. I was later appointed as a Research Associate in Nonlinear Dynamics, as a part of a multidisciplinary research team working in the Engineering Nonlinearity Programme Grant funded by the EPSRC, this embraced 5 top-class universities in the UK and 8 industrial partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, EDF energy among others.

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