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Mr David Manley
Roberts 503D, Faculty Of Engineering Science, University College London
Tel: 07717427107
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  • Honorary Professor
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

I am the current MOD Professor of Naval Architecture at University College London, and Course Director for the naval architecture MSc and the Submarine Design And Acquisition Course. I am the MOD Deputy Technical Discipline Lead of Naval Architecture MOD,  Senior Fellow for Maritime Vulnerability Reduction, and Head of Specialism for Platform Survivability. In this role I support the UK’s maritime enterprise in ship and submarine survivability, with involvement and engagement in all naval ship, submarine and weapon projects. My previous experience includes over 30 years working in UK naval safety and survivability, driving the development of the UK’s maritime survivability strategy, combat safety and naval mission modularity, as well as supporting survivability development through a wide range of international research groups and defence fora.  I am a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and a Constructor Captain in the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors.

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20 years experience in developing, leading and executing research and development activities in ships and submarines. Primary focus on maritime survivability, combat safety, damage mitigation. Also on Mission Modularity for maritime applications


Teaching Summary
Course director for the Naval Architecture MSc, lecturing on ship design, application of vibrations, maritime survivability. 
21-MAY-2021 Professor of Naval Architecture Mechanical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
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