dr paul fromme

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  • Dr
  • Paul
  • Fromme
  • Dr Paul Fromme
  • Tel: 0207 679 3944
  • Ex: 33944
  • Fax: 0207 388 0180
  • p.fromme@ucl.ac.uk
  • Website
  • https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/extResource/image/01/PFROM09
  • 2003-09-01
  • 661
  • Roberts 512
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Torrington Place
  • London
  • WC1E 7JE
Joined UCL
  • 2003-09-01

Research Summary

Paul Fromme's research interests lie in the application of ultrasonic waves for nondestructive testing and structural integrity monitoring. The main focus of his research has been the experimental, numerical, and analytical study of the propagation and scattering characteristics of guided waves in plates. In collaboration with an aerospace company, he studied the interaction of guided waves with fatigue cracks at fastener holes in aircraft fuselages. In collaboration with other UK universities, he investigated the possibility of applying guided waves, array, and distributed sensors technology for the permanent structural integrity monitoring of oil and rail industry structures. Paul Fromme is currently working on further applications of ultrasound, including bio-medical testing and signal processing.

Research Activities
  • 3126
  • Biomechanics of Limb Prostheses Directly Attached to Bone
  • 3125
  • Investigation of Rayleigh-like Wave Propagation and Scattering Characteristics with a View towards Detection of Fatigue Crack Growth
  • 3124
  • Wave Propagation in Multi-layered Aircraft Components

Academic Background

  • Award Year
  • 2001
    Doctor of Philosophy
    Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
  • 1996
    Dipl. Ing.
    Diplom- Ingenieur
    Universitat Fridericiana Karlsruhe


Dr Paul Fromme joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2003. He had worked as a postdoctoral Research Associate at Imperial College London after completing his PhD at ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

Additional Information
  • Bone
  • CMR
  • Guided Ultrasonic Waves
  • NDE
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • Ultrasonics
  • GWBLU28
  • prof gordon blunn
External Collaborators
  • 1286
  • Dr. Lindsay Newcombe
  • 1284
  • Dr. Erik Kostson