Dr Julian Londono Monsalve
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (E&R)
Telephone: 01392 723531
Extension: (Streatham) 3531
Dr Julian Londono is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Exeter since March 2016. His research interests include: structural dynamics, experimental testing, modelling and simulation of nonlinear systems, experimental dynamic nonlinear identification, structural control and vibration suppression.
He was awarded a MEng with honour in Civil Engineering in 2000 and MSc in Industrial Automation in 2006 from the National University of Colombia. Funded by a prestigious AlBan scholarship, he was also awarded a PhD in Structural Engineering in 2010 from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. During his work in Naples, he was involved in the research executive project RELUIS, a consortium of seismic engineering laboratories of Italian universities, to work on passive and semi-active control strategies (MR dampers) for vibration suppression of buildings. Also, in collaboration with the industrial partner STRAGO srl., a leading industry specialised in structural diagnostics and instrumentation monitoring, he implemented and successfully tested in a real case study a monitoring system able to detect and locate damages throughout an array of sensors based on Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS). In 2008, he was awarded a research visiting grant to collaborate with the Earthquake and Large Structures Laboratory at University of Bristol where he developed a novel delay compensation scheme for actuators in real−time dynamic substructuring testing (hardware-in-the-loop). In 2010, he was awarded a world-class research grant, the Newton International Fellowship, from the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering and joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. Following this, he was appointed in 2013 as a Research Associate in Nonlinear Dynamics, as a part of a multidisciplinary research group working in the Engineering Nonlinearity Programme Grant funded by the EPSRC, this embraces 5 top-class universities in the UK and 8 industrial partners including Airbus, Rolls-Royce, EDF energy among others.