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David Bryant

Senior Lecturer - Automotive Engineering

Faculty/Dept/School Department of Mechanical and Energy Systems Engineering
Emaild.bryant@bradford.ac.uk
Telephone +441274 235579

Biography

Graduated from the University of Leeds with MEng (Hons) in Automotive Engineering (2005). PhD at the University of Huddersfield (2009) in the field of vehicle brake judder supported by Bentley Motors and an EPSRC CASE Award. Became a Lecturer in Automotive Engineering at the University of Huddersfield (2010), promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2012. A refocus towards research followed in 2012 becoming a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Brakes Engineering at the University of Bradford. Became a Lecturer in Automotive Engineering in 2014 at the University of Bradford. Research interests centre on vehicle brakes and braking systems with a specific focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking instabilities. Drawing on regular funding from automotive OEMs, the work has gained international recognition with the publication of several conference papers and journal articles. Projects have directly impacted on vehicle design and production and have embedded an understanding of complex problems. Knowledge Transfer interests focus on the running of the renowned Braking of Road Vehicles short course for industry and the associated course on the Jaguar Land Rover Technical Accreditation Scheme. Vice Chairman, IMechE Automobile Division Yorkshire Centre, 2016 Dr Bryant is a member of the Automotive Research Centre and directs the Braking Research Centre sub-group.

Research

Vehicle brakes and braking systems with a specific focus on noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and braking instabilities