Professor David Flynn

Profile picture of David Flynn in front of some green foilage
Earl Mountbatten Building, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Research Profile: Heriot-Watt Research Profile
Supervisor to: Darius Roman and Lucas Kirschbaum
Secondary Supervisor to: Yibo Liu, Civan Kahraman and Sonam Norbu

David is the founder of the Smart Systems Group (SSG) as well as being a a founder and Associate Director of the EPSRC National Centre for Energy System Integration. His research strategy within this programme is the integration of prognostics and health management principles to support enhanced system level asset management and planning of the energy network. He is also the deputy director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence. Within the CDT programme David has acquired industrial supported studentships from MacTaggart Scott Ltd, Baker Hughes and MacPhie, representing different high value engineering sectors all based on integrated sensor technologies with front end intelligence to support optimised asset management of systems.

David's expertise is in the research and development of novel sensors and intelligent sensor systems. He has applied his expertise to broad field of applications including energy, medical, offshore assets and environmental monitoring. He has published over 50 papers and currently holds a UK patent for High Frequency Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducer Arrays, for medical imaging applications. In 2006 he developed the highest power density magnetic components to-date in the field of DC-DC converters. Currently he is leading work in robust and intelligent, as in Prognostic and Diagnostic, sensor system projects with Scottish and Southern Energy, Siemens Transmission Distribution Limited, and MacTaggart Scott limited.