University of Hertfordshire

Dr Gbanaibolou Jombo CEng MIMechE FHEA



Dr Gbanaibolou Jombo is a Lecturer in Machine Performance and Structural Integrity, a member of: Centre for Engineering Research and Centre for Climate Change Research (C3R), University of Hertfordshire, UK. His research focuses on two themes: 1) damage detection and characterisation of composites and, 2) fault detection and isolation in electrified powertrain and machines. He has been involved in consultancy with several companies and provides expertise in: vibration, acoustics, structural dynamics, machine condition monitoring and structural health monitoring.

He is an academic adviser for the UH Eco Racing team, responsible for designing, building and racing an energy efficient car in the annual Shell Eco-marathon competition.

Prior to this, he was a KTP Research Associate in the School of Engineering, University of Lincoln working on a joint project with Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Lincoln on the development of intelligent systems for the testing and monitoring of industrial gas turbines.

He completed his PhD from Cranfield University, working on the integrated application of vibration and gas path analysis for the monitoring of fouling in a gas turbine compressor.

He received the John Greenlees Findlay Memorial Award in Recognition of Endeavour & Initiative for his MSc in Design of Rotating Machines in Cranfield University.

He has published research articles in leading international journals and has been doing consultancy with industry in the areas of vibration, structural dynamics and strength of materials. He is a reviewer for journals such as: Sensors, Energies, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, and Applied Sciences. Contact him if you would like to discuss possibilities of research collaboration, PhD supervision or solutions for your company.

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