Professor Michael Lowe

Expert Advisor

BSc, MSc, PhD, FREng

Michael received a BSc degree from the University of Edinburgh in 1979, and an MSc and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College in 1987 and 1993 respectively.  Between 1979 and 1989 he worked for WS Atkins (Consultant Engineers, Epsom, UK), specialising in the application and development of numerical methods for the solution of problems in solid mechanics.  He has worked at Imperial College London since 1989.

His research is in Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), with particular interests in structure-guided ultrasound, wave theory, and analytical and numerical modelling. His teaching interests are in mechanics, stress analysis, mathematics, vibration, and Finite Element Modelling.

He is Head of the Applied Mechanics Division and Deputy Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, with specific management responsibility for the teaching activities of the department. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (elected 2014) and is a director of Guided Ultrasonics Ltd (, a spin-out company which was set up to commercialise the outputs of research in ultrasonic guided waves.