Dr Frederic Cegla

MEng, PhD

Photographic portrait of Frederic Cegla

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Job title: Senior Lecturer
Division: Mechanical Engineering
Organisation: Imperial College London
Tags: Fellowship: Early Career Fellowship, Imperial College London, Researcher
Related theme: Engineering

Biography

Frederic Cegla was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, in 1980. He received the MEng and PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London in 2002 and 2006 respectively. He returned to Imperial College London after a short stay as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In 2008 he started his current post as lecturer in the Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) and Dynamics section of the Mechanical Engineering Department. In 2014 he was promoted to Senior lecturer.

My Fellowship

Fredric's current research focuses on the topics of high temperature ultrasonic monitoring, structural health monitoring and ultrasonic manipulation of particles and bubbles. He is a director of Permasense Ltd, a spin out company that exploits the high temperature wall thickness monitoring technology that has been developed by him and his colleagues.

My main motivation to apply for the fellowship was to obtain dedicated time and resources to concentrate on my research work. I am sure that the fellowship will give me the freedom and time to drive forward the many ideas that I have and to try out some unusual things that would not be possible under a standard grant. My fellowship will focus on delivering NDE technology that can be used for remote monitoring and structural health monitoring of engineering infrastructure. As part of the fellowship I am to build novel hardware and test it in industry, improve the fundamental physical understanding of how the NDE sensors work and spend some time to get to know and build a network of like-minded colleagues abroad.

Motivation to Apply

My main motivation to apply for the fellowship was to obtain dedicated time and resources to concentrate on my research work. My fellowship will focus on delivering Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) technology that can be used for remote monitoring and structural health monitoring of engineering infrastructure.