- Non-destructive testing
- Material characterisation and imaging with ultrasound
- Guided waves
- Leak detection
- Wave modelling
Current PhD Students
External roles and responsibilities
Michal graduated in Control Engineering and Robotics (MEng) from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. After a short spell in the industry, he joined the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton to pursue a PhD in 2010. His doctoral project focused on removing structural accretions (e.g. aircraft icing) from structures using mechanical waves excited by piezoelectric actuators. During this project, he developed several numerical models for wave propagation in both elastic and piezoelectric media. After graduation, he completed two EPSRC-funded post-doctoral projects at Southampton - on active vibration control of nonlinear vibration and interrogating underground structures (Assessing the Underworld). In 2017 he joined the Non-destructive Evaluation Group at Imperial College London to work on an H2020-funded project on characterising and inspecting complex materials using ultrasound (ADVISE). He developed numerical and semi-analytical models for wave propagation in complex austenitic steel welds and inversion techniques allowing for determining local grain orientations from ultrasound (weld map tomography). In September 2021 he returned to ISVR as Lecturer in Dynamics.