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Dr Peter Halswell

Project Engineer


Peter Halswell has a background in Mechanical Engineering after completing a Master of Engineering (MEng) at the University of Exeter in 2009. This led him to undertaking an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at the University of Southampton to explore the effects of hydroelasticity on the performance of flexible planing craft. He spent time in industry as an engineer setting up, performing and analysing noise and vibration experiments. Peter re-joined the University of Exeter in 2014 as a Research Fellow to experimental study the hydrodynamics of aquaculture systems and he is now the Project Engineer for Dynamic Marine Component (DMaC) test facility.

Peter has a broad knowledge of materials, structures, fluids and vibrations (including noise). He tends to approach research using experimental methods and has performed experiments in material properties, static and dynamic structures, and hydrodynamic (from full-scale sea trials to model-scale current flumes). Furthermore, he has measured vibrations and acoustics and evaluated the perception by humans and wildlife. Peter has a strong interest in marine sustainable and renewable technology and wish to applied his knowledge and experimental skills to ensure technology is sustainable, environmental friendly and renewable.