Born in Manchester, attended Manchester Grammar School.
BSc and PhD attained at University of Southampton, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR).
Joined Loughborough University in 1990 as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.
Head of Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering 2001-2007.
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering 2007-2011.
Academic lead, Centre for Engineering and Design Education (CEDE)
Research Interests and Activities
Vibration measurement and analysis including modal analysis.
Laser Vibrometry including:
Measurements directly from rotors.
Laser speckle and elimination of pseudo-vibration.
Scanning and tracking applications.
Noise measurement and analysis.
Sports equipment design including:
Impact modelling and analysis.
Noise and vibration related to "feel" of impact sports equipment.
Professional affiliation: Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
International conferences: co-chair of IMechE/IEE/InstMC Symposium on Multi-body Dynamics, Loughborough 2004; International conference scientific committee: SPIE Vibration Measurements by Laser and Non-contact Techniques, Ancona, Italy, 2014 (since 2002); Optical Measurement Techniques, Belgium, 2012 (since 2007).
Invited lectures:Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques short course, Ancona, Italy, 2014 (since 2002); Advanced Course in Structural Dynamics, ISVR, Southampton University 2010 (since 2007). Polytec Laser Vibrometer Users’ Technical Meeting keynote lecture (2011).
Editorial board membership:Scientific World Journal
Advisory roles:Committee member of NAFEMS working group on Dynamics and Testing; EPSRC College member; Royal Society Diversity Programme Steering Group; International expert reviewer for Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes (ANVUR) assessment (VQR 2004-2010).
Collaborative Research: examples include Automotive Transmission Rattle (EPSRC and Ford University Research Project Award, 2006-9), Impulsive Sound Quality in Tennis (HEAD Sport, Austria, 2008-11), Invited ‘international expert’ on Flemish government-funded laser measurements network.
2012: Selected for Institute of Physics ‘Measurement Science and Technology 2011–2012 highlights collection’ for “Methods for the quantification of pseudo-vibration sensitivities in laser vibrometry” by Martin and Rothberg.
2003: National Physical Laboratory Award for Measurement, short-listed Synchronised Scanning Laser Vibrometry
2003: Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Fellowship Awarded to my research student Paul Varney
2001: Peterson Award from the Society for Experimental Mechanics: Best Applications Paper in the journal “Experimental Mechanics”.
2000: Leverhulme Fellowship: Pseudo-Vibration Elimination in Laser Vibrometry