I am a Research Fellow in the Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics. My current research focuses on the development of new ultrasonic devices for hostile environments, particularly those characterised by high pressure and temperature. It is hoped that these devices can be utilised effectively for flow measurement and other test processes, in a wide range of industrial and medical applications.
I obtained my PhD in 2014 from the School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, where my research integrated Nitinol shape memory alloys with power ultrasonic transducers to form the foundation for the production of tuneable resonance devices. The following list contains peer-reviewed journal publications from my research career.
- A. Feeney and M. Lucas, "A comparison of two configurations for a dual-resonance cymbal transducer,"
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 2017, Accepted for Publication.
- S. Dixon, L. Kang, M. Ginestier, C. Wells, G. Rowlands, and A. Feeney, "The electro-mechanical behaviour
of flexural ultrasonic transducers," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 110, no. 22, p. 223502, 2017.
- A. Feeney, S. Sikaneta, P. Harkness, and M. Lucas, "Ultrasonic compaction of granular geological materials", Ultrasonics, vol. 76, pp. 136-144, 2017.
- F. Bejarano, A. Feeney, R. Wallace, H. Simpson, and M. Lucas, "An ultrasonic orthopaedic surgical device based on a cymbal transducer," Ultrasonics, vol. 72, pp. 24-33, 2016.
- A. Feeney and M. Lucas, "Diﬀerential scanning calorimetry of superelastic nitinol for tunable cymbal transducers," Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, vol. 27 no. 10, pp. 1376-1387, 2016.
- A. Feeney and M. Lucas, "Smart cymbal transducers with nitinol end caps tunable to multiple operating frequencies," (Invited), IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, vol. 61, no. 10, pp. 1709-1719, 2014.
- P. Harkness, M. McRobb, P. Lützkendorf, R. Milligan, A. Feeney, and C. Clark, "Development status of
AEOLDOS - a deorbit module for small satellites," Advances in Space Research, vol. 54, no. 1, pp. 82-91, 2014.
- F. Bejarano, A. Feeney, and M. Lucas, "A cymbal transducer for power ultrasonics applications," Sensors and
Actuators A: Physical, vol. 210, pp. 182-189, 2014.
Department of Physics