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I joined Coventry University in January 2017 as a Senior Lecturer in Solid Mechanics and I currently lecture MEng and MSc level Stress and Dynamics, concentrating on finite element methods. As an active researcher, to date, I have published 2 books, 8 book chapters, 23 journal papers and 20 conference papers in laser material processing, healthcare engineering and wettability/adhesion characteristics. On account of my wide ranging expertise, I am also a journal manuscript reviewer for 13 international journals and an external expert for the European Union COST Action Research Programme. I am involved in industrial research, working over a number of different industries, and to date I have received £750,000.00 in industrial research grants. Furthermore, I have one patent pending and have personally been the recipient of 8 awards with a total value of £2,575.00.




I am an active member of the Laser Engineering and Manufacturing Research Group, based within the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Owed to my activity in the field of material science, I have been appointed to the position of Editor-in-Chief for The International Journal of Wettability Science and Technology.

To date I have been awarded sixteen research/industrial grants with a total value of £750,000. My industrial research collaborators include the likes of Cryovac Sealed Air, Flextronics Ltd, Loughborough Surface Analysis Ltd., C-Tech, Elcometer, NHS, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd., Marks and Spencer, Waters and Ishida.


Area of Expertise:

  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Adhesion science
  • Laser material processing
  • Surface engineering
  • Bioengineering
  • Wettability characteristic analysis
  • Optical engineering

Research Interests

Adhesion; Dynamics; Surface Engineering; Statics and Mechanics; Laser material processing; Wettability Characteristics

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Research Output 2014 2019

Alteration of Wetting Properties of Orthopaedic Titanium Alloy (Ti-6Al-7Nb) using Laser Shock Peening

Shen, X., Shukla, P., Mee, C., Swanson, P., An, Z., Nie, X., Prabhakaran, S., Waugh, D., Nakhodchi, S. & Lawrence, J., 9 Feb 2019, (Submitted) In : Acta Biomaterialia.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application of lasers in laser incision of woods: A review

Nath, S., Waugh, D., Ormondroyd, G., Spear, M., Pitman, A., Curling, S. & Mason, P., Jan 2019, (Submitted) In : Journal of Laser Applications. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

service life

Laser Surface Engineering of Polymeric Materials for Enhanced Mesenchymal Stem Cell Adhesion and Growth

Waugh, D., Cosgrove, D., Hussain, I. & Lawrence, J., 3 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion. Mittal, K. (ed.). New York: Scrivener Publishing, Vol. 4. p. (In-press)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Polyether ether ketones
Cell adhesion
Cell growth
Stem cells

Laser surface texturing of β-Ti alloy for orthopaedics: Effect of different wavelengths and pulse durations

Menci, G., Demir, G., Waugh, D., Lawrence, J. & Previtali, B., 10 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Surface Science. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Laser pulses

Nanosecond laser ablation of woods: An insight to the ablation characteristics of woods

Nath, S., Waugh, D., Spear, M., Ormondroyd, G., Holmberg, J., Pitman, A. & Mason, P., 21 Mar 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

laser ablation
heat affected zone

Activities 2016 2016

  • 1 Editorial activity

International Journal of Wettability Science and Technology (Journal)

David Waugh (Editor)
1 Nov 2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity