School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Professor Vladimir Babitsky Dipl. Eng., PhD, DSc

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Graduated from Moscow High School with a Gold medal and from Moscow State Technological University (STANKIN) with a distinction diploma in mechanical engineering. PhD and DSc from Russian Academy of Sciences. Founder and Head of Vibration Engineering Laboratory in Institute of Machine Studies, Moscow - Russian Academy of Sciences. Guest Professor of Munich Technical University. Consultant of HILTI AG (Liechtenstein). Joined Loughborough University as a Professor of Dynamics in 1995.

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of Int. Centre on Vibro-Impact Systems
  • Member of European Mechanics Society
  • Member of International Federation of Automatic Control

External Activities

  • Founder and co-editor of Springer book series "Foundations of Engineering Mechanics"; co-editor of Journal of Sound and Vibration Special Issue 2007; editor of Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science Special Issue 2008; co-editor of Journal of Sound and Vibration Special Issue 2011; co-editor of Journal of Shock and Vibration  Special Issue 2011.
  • President of the International Centre of Vibro-Impact Systems
International conferences:

Chairman of EUROMECH Colloquium “Dynamics of Vibro-Impact Systems”, Loughborough 1998; Chairman of the 1st Int Conference on Vibro-Impact Systems, Loughborough 2005; Honorable co-chairman of the 2nd International Conference on Vibro-Impact Systems, Sanya, PRChina 2010; Honorable chairman of the 3rdInternational Conference on Vibro-Impact Systemsand Systems with Non-Smooth Interactions, Leinweiler, Germany 2013.

Keynote papers:

The 8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton, UK 2003; XIV Symposium “Dynamics of Vibro-Impact Systems”, Moscow, Russia 2004; International Symposium on Vibro-Impact Dynamics of Ocean Systems, Troy, Michigan, USA 2008; The 10th International Workshop on Piezoelectric Materials and Applications in Actuators and The 8th  Annual Energy Harvesting Workshop, Hannover, Germany 2013; The 3nd International Conference on Vibro-Impact Systems and Systems with Non-Smooth Interactions, Leinweiler, Germany, 2013.

Invited papers in International Journals:
  • Journal of Vibration and Control 2007, Nonlinear Dynamics 2007.
Invited Lectures:

MIT USA, 2003; Hull Inst. of Math. Sciences & Appl., UK, 2005; IUTAM Symposium on Vibration Control of Nonlinear Mechanisms and Structures, Germany, 2005; Tokyo University of Technology, Japan 2006;Toyota Research Centre, Japan 2006; FUJI Ultrasonics, Japan 2006; Alstom, Switzerland 2007; International Conference on Structural Nonlinear Dynamics and Diagnosis, Marrakech, Morocco 2012; Institute of Engineering Mechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, 2012.

Visiting professorships:
  • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, 2006, Northeastern University, Shenyang, PR China, 2008
Advisory roles:
  • Honk Kong Research Grant Counsel adviser; reviewer for numerous journals in dynamics and vibration.

Commercialisation of research:
  • Patent “Percussion Power Tool Apparatus with Shock Absorbing Piston Arrangement” 2004 applied by JCB in the new serial hydraulic breakers 2007; recent research projects with BAE Systems & Rolls-Royce, Advantica Technology Ltd and JCB

Broad Interests and Expertise 

  • Non-Linear Dynamics
  • Dynamics and Control of Machines
  • Vibration Engineering
  • Power Ultrasonics 

Research Interests and Activities 

  • Dynamics of Vibro-Impact Systems
  • Autoresonant Systems
  • Vibration Processing
  • Vibration Protection in Harsh Environment
  • Ultrasonic Machining 


Books in English:

  • Babitsky, V., Theory of Vibro-Impact Systems and Applications, Springer 1998, 319 pp., ISBN 3-540-63723-0.
  • Astashev, V.K., Babitsky, V.I. and Kolovsky, M.Z., Dynamics and Control of Machines, Springer 2000, 233 pp., ISBN 3-540-63722-2.
  • Babitsky, V.I. and Krupenin, V.L., Vibration of Strongly Nonlinear Discontinuous Systems, Springer 2001, 413 pp., ISBN 3-540-41447-9.
  • Babitsky, V.I. and Shipilov, A.V., Resonant Robotic Systems, Springer 2003, 174 pp., ISBN 3-540-00334-7.
  • Astashev, V.K. and Babitsky, V.I, Ultrasonic Processes and Machines: Dynamics, Control and Applications, Springer 2007, 340 pp, ISBN 978-3-540720607.

Athena Swan Bronze award

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