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Prof James Martin


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I am a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering.  My expertise is primarily in geophysical and geotechnical methods. I have specialised in developing new exploration, monitoring and characterisation methds, which has resulted in the research and development of new sensors and sources, as well as associated signal processing.  I have applied my expertise to condition monitoring and am interested in developing holistic approaches for the characterisation of objects and subjects.

My extensive experience of research and engineering project portfolio management from the oil and gas industry enables me to contribute to a broad range of projects.  I have an extensive interest in materials and surface properties stimulated by the many challenges I have encountered in developing robust measurement systems that are deployed in harsh environments.



Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Improved non-contact 3D field and processing techniques to achieve macrotexture characterisation of pavements, Edmondson, V., Woodward, J., Lim, M., Kane, M., Martin, J., Shyha, I. 10 Dec 2019
  • A study of the geophysical response of distributed fibre optic acoustic sensors through laboratory-scale experiments, Papp, B., Donno, D., Martin, J., Hartog, A. Sep 2017, In: Geophysical Prospecting
  • Evaporation of Sessile Droplets on Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS), Guan, J., Wells, G., Xu, B., McHale, G., Wood, D., Martin, J., Stuart-Cole, S. 8 Oct 2015, In: Langmuir
  • Shallow subsurface morphotectonics of the NW Sumatra subduction system using an integrated seismic imaging technique, Ghosal, D., Singh, S., Martin, J. 1 Sep 2014, In: Geophysical Journal International


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