Prof. David Ingram was awarded a personal chair in Computational Fluid Dynamics by the Court of the University of Edinburgh in June 2009, following his appointment as a Reader in the Institute for Energy Systems in April 2006. He is currently the Director of Discipline for Engineering Mathematics. Previously he was the Schools Director of Research and the Head of the Engineering Graduate School. He joined IES from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) where he was Reader in Scientific Computation in the Department of Computing and Mathematics.
He joined MMU as lecturer in Mathematics (specialising in Numerical Analysis) following the completion of his PhD in 1992. David is currently Research Director of the UK Centre for Marine Energy Research (EP/P008682/1, EP/M014738/1 & EP/I027912/1), a £5.3M, interdisciplinary, challenge led, collaborative research programme funded under the RCUK SuperGen programme that coordinates the research work of more than 100 academic and research staff across 25 UK Universities in both the wave and tidal energy sectors. He is also director of the Industrial Doctoral Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (EP/J500847/1), a £6.5M center that is training 66 EngD students from 2012-2022.
IDCORE is funded by the ETI and the RCUK Energy programme and is run by a consortium of the Universities of Edinburgh, Exeter and Strathclyde, together with the Scottish Association for Marine Science and HRWallingford. David was one of three investigators who secured £6M funding from the EPSRC to design build the £12M FloWave facility, the world’s first, circular, combined wave and current test basin. David has published over 100 journal and conference papers, achieving over 1500 citations with an Hindex of 17 (excluding self-citations). He is named on a patent application (IT-2016-00130691) and is a member of the project team for the IEC 62600-1 standard, and a member of the present