Professor John Dear FREng
Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor John Dear is an outstanding international leader in developing and applying innovative speckle strain mapping techniques to high-speed impact of composite structures for aircraft, structural health monitoring of critical engineering components for power-stations and blast resistance of laminated glass structures for landmark buildings.
His research has led to well-validated models capable of predicting the different micro-mechanisms of failure in these structures. Also, speckle strain mapping has been applied to components for the Ministry of Defence and blast resistant structures for the US Navy.