Lecturer, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast
Declan Nolan is a lecturer at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast. He received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Queen’s in 2013. Prior to his current role, he spent time in industry with Michelin, Williams F1 and B/E Aerospace, gaining valuable experience within each organisation which continues to motivate his research.
At Williams F1 he worked as a Stress Engineer, ensuring structural integrity and optimisation of metallic and composite racecar components. At B/E Aerospace, he was Senior Structural Engineer, specifically focused on the introduction of novel composite components into Aircraft Seat Structures. He is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
Declan’s primary research interest is next generation engineering design systems, with a particular focus on modelling and simulation methods. Currently he is investigator on the EPSRC Programme Grant “Re-Imagining Engineering Design”, as well as multiple projects focused on Future Aircraft Structural Design.