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Dr. Gareth Bennett

Associate Professor (Mechanical, Manuf & Biomedical Eng)
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Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., Ph.D., CEng MIEI, Fulbright Alumnus, is Associate Professor and Director of Research in the School of Engineering with research expertise in aeronautics, engineering education and innovative design. He has been elected as the only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC), and is the National Focal Point in Aeroacoustics (and PI) for "X-Noise EV": an FP7 Coordination and Support Action which involves 28 other European partners. Dr. Bennett has worked as a research fellow in the national nuclear facility of Portugal, a national fluid dynamics laboratory in Grenoble, France (LEGI) and in the D-School and School of Engineering in Stanford University where he was a funded Visiting Scholar. In 2016 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Notre Dame and NASA Glenn where he researched innovative low noise solutions to reduce aviation noise for a sustainable environment. To fund his research Dr. Bennett has won €6.9M (€2.8M-PI) in grants from e.g. the EU Commission, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Naughton Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, industry and alumni. He has been PI on 6 EU framework research projects, of which he has coordinated 3 (14 partners), to conduct fundamental research and to develop solutions for quieter aircraft design. His current EU project: INVENTOR is funded within the H2020 Framework package and seeks to reduce airframe noise on approach to landing. After completion of his MSc, Dr. Bennett accepted employment in the industrial sector working, initially as a consultant in Vibration analysis, and subsequently as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in an American multinational (Thermoking) and subsequently an Irish SME (Odenburg). Dr. Bennett returned to Trinity and was hired as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. In education, Dr. Bennett has designed and coordinates award winning user centred design modules which foster innovation and community engagement in engineering students and is a recipient of the prestigious Provosts Award for Teaching Excellence and the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching. Dr. Bennett has mentored 6 post-doctoral fellows, has supervised 7 PhD and 4 MSc (research) graduate students to completion and currently has 4 PhD students in his research group. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. In 2020 he was technical co-chair of the AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference.
  Acoustics   Aerodynamics   Aeroelasticity   Aeronautics   Applied thermodynamics and energy   Computational Fluid Dynamics   Design Engineering   Duct Acoustics   Engineering Education   Fan Noise   Fluid Dynamics   Fluids and vibration   Gas Turbines   Heat Transfer   Industrial Design   Machine Design   Mechanical Engineering   Noise pollution, technology   Signal Processing   Turbomachinery   Vibration and Accoustic Engineering
 INVENTOR
 Novel Low Noise Technology to Reduce Aircraft Environmental Noise: Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic characterization of dual air curtains in a subsonic crossflow
 Dark-MetaLiner
 Dark-MetaLiner
 Passive, broadband acoustic noise mitigation using metamaterial technologies.

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The only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC) 2020
European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). Management committee member of COST Action "Designs for Noise Reducing Materials and Structures" (DENORMS - CA15125). (2016-2020) 2020
Scientific and Technical Evaluation Committee of Département d'AéroACoustique (DAAC), ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, Paris, France. 2016
Editorial Board Member: International Journal of Aeroacoustics Since 2018
Ad hoc reviewer for leading journals in my field, including Journal of Sound and Vibration, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAAJ), IMechE journals, Measurement Science and Technology (Institue of Physics), American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) and the International Journal of Aeroacoustics. 2020
External examiner for university PhD theses. e.g. KTH - Stockholm, Federico II - Italy, University of Southampton - UK, Roma Tre - Italy 2018
Ad-hoc grant proposal evaluator for: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC, UK), Israel Science Foundation, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Fulbright Commission Ireland, Fulbright Commission Egypt 2020
Promotions evaluator for Associate Prof and Tenure: University of Hartford (USA), Professor: University of Delft (The Netherlands) 2020
Member of interview panel for: Assistant Prof. UCD (2 occasions) and for Fulbright TechImpact Scholar Awards. 2020
Committee member for TCD with Campus Engage (IUA)
National Disability Authority (NDA-CEUD) Standards Committee member. 2017
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Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC) 2012 Present
Irish Fulbright Alumni Association and Ireland United States Alumni Association 2015 Present
Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics 2007 Present
Chartered Engineer and Member of Engineers Ireland 1996 Present
Member of the European Mechanics Society (Euromech) 2009
Member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration 2005 -
Member of Conceive Design Implement and Operate organisation, (www.CDIO.org). 2012 Present
Air curtain flow control for aerodynamic noise reduction in, editor(s)Rolf Radespiel, Richard Semaan , Fundamentals of High Lift for Future Civil Aircraft, DLR, Braunschweig, Germany, Springer Nature, 2020, pp279 - 295, [Gareth J. Bennett and Kun Zhao], Notes: [Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, vol 145], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED  URL
Andrew McKay, Ian Davis, Jack Killeen and Gareth J. Bennett, SeMSA: a compact super absorber optimised for broadband, low-frequency noise attenuation, Scientific Reports (Nature), 10, 2020, Notes: [Article number: 17967], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Roberto Merino-Martínez, Eleonora Neri, Mirjam Snellen, John Kennedy, Dick G. Simons and Gareth J. Bennett, Multi-Approach Study of Nose Landing Gear Noise, Journal of Aircraft , 57, (3), 2020, p517 - 533, Notes: [Published Online: 27 Jan 2020], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Kun Zhao, Yong Liang, Patrick N. Okolo, Yong Wang, Zeping Wu, Gareth J. Bennett, Suppression of aerodynamic noise using dual-jet air curtains combined with perforated fairings, Applied Acoustics, 158, 2020, p107042 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
D. Farrell, C. McGinn, and G. Bennett, Extension twist deformation response of an auxeticcylindrical structure inspired by deformed cell ligaments, Composite Structures, 238, 2020, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Roberto Camussi, Gareth J Bennett, Aeroacoustics research in Europe: The CEAS-ASC report on 2019 highlights, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2020, p115540 , Notes: [Available online 27 June 2020, 115540], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gareth J Bennett, R Hossain, A McKay, E P Ross, Acoustic Diode Metamaterial for Sound Absorption, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 20 June 2019, AIAA, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
C Horváth, B Fenyvesi, B Kocsis, M Quaglia, S Moreau, J Kennedy, Gareth J. Bennett, Towards counter-rotating open rotor noise reduction via radiation efficiency considerations, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 20 June 2019, AIAA, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
K Zhao, Y Liang, T Yue, Y Wang, Gareth J Bennett, Rectangular Cavity Flow Noise Suppression Using Chevron Treatment to the Front Edge at Subsonic Speeds, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 20 June 2019, AIAA, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gareth J Bennett, Eoghan P Ross, Robiul Hossain, Acoustic Membrane Metamaterials For Use In Broadband Noise Attenuation, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 25th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Delft, The Netherlands, 20 June 2019, AIAA, 2019, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, Community Informed Universal Design for the Benefit of the Community A pilot "Service Learning" module in TCD School of Engineering , NIDays, Graphical System Design Conference, Professional Development Conference for Engineers, Scientists and Educators, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 20/11/2012, 2012, National Instruments, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gareth J. Bennett, Ian Davis, TEENI-Turboshaft Engine Exhaust Noise Identification, TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event , Trinity College, Foster Place, Dublin 2, 27th April 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, Design Projects in Undergraduate Engineering , TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event, Trinity College Dublin, Foster Place, Dublin 2, April 27 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Ciaran Simms, Gareth J. Bennett, Garret O'Donnell, Eamonn McKnight, Ali McCorkell, Development of a gait training device for children with cerebral palsy, TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event, Trinity College Dublin, Foster Place, Dublin 2, April 27 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, Christine Bohan, "Taking a practical approach to very ancient weaponry". Special report on Science, Engineering and Technology. The Irish Times, 2008, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Dravet A., Bennett G., Fitzpatrick J., CFM56-5B Full Scale Powerplant Static Test, Combustion Noise Test Data-Appraisal Report. European Project Deliverable, SILENCER, E.U., April, 2007, (D2.2-2.5-04), Report, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, John Fitzpatrick, 10th CEAS-ASC Workshop "Jet Noise Prediction methodologies-Recent Developments", 28/29 September 2006, 2006, Trinity College Dublin, John Fitzpatrick, Craig Meskell, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Bennett G., Fitzpatrick J., Data Appraisal Report, Combustor Noise LPT Propagation Assessment Report. European Project Deliverable, SILENCER, EU, October, 2006, (D2.2-4.5-03), Report, PUBLISHED
Bennett G., Maitre T., Pellone C., Modelisation Instationnaire Subcavitante (Unsteady numerical modelling in non-cavitating flow), Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, October, 1997, (D.R.E.T. No 96.34.093), Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fulbright Scholar (University of Notre Dame and NASA Glenn). Research Award. 2016
Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence (TCD). Teaching Award. 2009
Provost's PhD Project Award (Research Award) 2018
Stanford University: Visiting Research Scholar. Centre for Design Research, Stanford Mechanical Engineering. Research Award. 2012
Aviation R&D Award. National Award Sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority. Research Award. 2015
Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching. Teaching Award. 2015
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence. Research Award. 2018
Registrar's Civic Engagement Award Nominee (University Award). Teaching Award. 2018
Sir Bernard Crossland Best Paper Award (with student). Research Award. 2015
National Award for Excellence in Teaching (NAIRTL): Trinity Nominee 2012. Teaching Award. 2012
Inter-Trade Ireland best project award for the design of a walking aid for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (Co-PI with Dr. Ciaran Simms PI). Research Award. 2011
Nominated for Irish Times Innovation Award for the design of a walking aid for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (Co-PI with Dr. Ciaran Simms PI). Research Award. 2011
Research Bursory: Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (L.E.G.I.), (National Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory), Grenoble, France. Research Award. 1996-1997
Research Bursory: Instituto Tecnológico E Nuclear (I.T.N.), (Government Nuclear and Technological Research Institute), Lisbon, Portugal. Research Award. 1994-1995
Civic Enagement Officer Award. Teaching Award. 2012
Smarter Travel Award. National Transport Authority (NTA). Teaching Award 2019
My research engages with the challenge of achieving a sustainable and healthy planet which is the key research goal in Trinity's strategic plan. . To fund my research I have won €6.9M (€2.8M-PI) in grants from e.g. the EU Commission, Enterprise Ireland, the Irish Research Council, the Naughton Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, industry and alumni. My primary research area is within the domain of aeronautics with the objective of producing greener aircraft with lower emissions. My research spans the full breadth from fundamental discovery to applied research with much of my work achieving high test readiness levels (TRL) to be adopted by the aviation industry: Airbus, Dassault, Safran, Rolls Royce, Leonardo to help reduce environmental noise for the good of society. I have collaborated with each of these companies in my research. I am the leading researcher in the country in Aeroacoustics and my reputation within Europe is solidly established: . I am the only Irish representative on the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC) which is the technical committee established by the EU member states' Aerospace Societies to serve and support the scientific and industrial aeroacoustics community in Europe. . I was the national focal point for aeroacoustics in the EU funded Coordination and Support action X-Noise EV. . I have been PI for TCD on five FP7 EU funded collaborative projects: TEENI, WENEMOR, ALLEGRA, ARTIC, X-Noise EV and my sixth: INVENTOR (H2020) has just begun. . In addition, I was full project coordinator for three of them (WENEMOR, ALLEGRA, ARTIC), managing a total budget of €5.4M and 15 partners from universities, research institutes and industry. In 2016 I was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Notre Dame and NASA Glenn to research innovative low noise solutions to reduce aviation noise for a sustainable environment. Additional international research fellowships were to Stanford University and the national nuclear research facility in Lisbon and a national research laboratory in France. I have published 38 journal papers (32 since my last promotion), 62 peer-reviewed conference papers (27 at AIAA/CEAS), 2 book chapters, I have edited one special issue in a journal (International Journal of Aeroacoustics, on which I am a member of the editorial board) and I have a patent submitted in China to reduce the noise from high-speed trains. . I have developed research collaborations and have published papers with over 20 international research labs, universities, and industries, including Harvard, Stanford, Bell Labs, Notre Dame, three locations in China, Sherbrooke, KTH, BME Hungary, Roma Tre, Delft, Airbus, Leonardo, the national aerospace institutes of France (ONERA), Germany (DLR), Italy (CIRA), the Netherlands (NLR) and the USA (NASA). . The future direction of my research is in metamaterials: Mechanical and Acoustic. Publications on these topics attract high citations and I currently have a paper accepted in the Nature publication: Scientific Reports, collaborating with Bell Labs. I have funded research that will develop and test novel sound-absorbing metamaterials (liners) on a NASA test rig in the US and I am currently collaborating on other papers with different groups in both Harvard, China, and Japan.