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researcher , Engineering educator

David Kennedy, British Engineering educator, researcher. Achievements include eigenvalue analysis and optimum design of lightweight structures. Grantee Science and Engineering Research Council, 1992-1995, Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, since 1994. Honorary treasurer Barry Choral Society, Wales, since 1987. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, British Computer Society, Royal Aero. Society.

Background

Kennedy, David was born on November 20, 1955 in Leeds, England. Son of John and Margaret Mary Kennedy.

Education

Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1978. Master of Arts, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wales, 1994.

Career

Analyst, programmer Scicon Ltd., Milton Keynes, England, 1978-1981. Research fellow, 1981-1983. Research associate Cardiff University, 1983-1993, lecturer, 1991—2000, senior lecturer, 2000—2005, reader, since 2005.

Deputy director Cardiff Advanced Chinese Engineering Center, 1993-2003, director postgraduate research studies, 2003-2007. Royal Society Industry fellow, 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include eigenvalue analysis, postbuckling and optimum design of lightweight structures.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Joint Coordinator SCICONIC/VM (software). Coordinator: BUNVIS-RG, VICONOPT (software). Contributor over 70 articles to professional publications.

Membership

Honorary treasurer Barry Choral Society, Wales, 1987—2007. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (senior member), British Computer Society, Royal Aeronautical Society.

Connections

Married Helen Victoria Elizabeth Majkut, October 9, 1982.

father:
John Kennedy

mother:
Margaret Mary Kennedy

spouse:
Helen Victoria Elizabeth Majkut