Department of Mechanical Engineering
Patrick Keogh

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.11a

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385958



Professor Patrick Keogh



Patrick Keogh is a Professor in Machine Systems. His research is engaged with the fundamentals of engineering dynamics and how these may be embedded into mechatronic systems. Applications include magnetic and piezo actuated bearings, aircraft energy mapping, high speed smart rotors, and active sealing technology.

Professor Keogh graduated with degrees from the Universities of Nottingham and Manchester. He then gained industrial experience over 8 years in the Engineering Research Centre of Alstom in Stafford, UK. He was involved in diverse projects in systems engineering ranging from large scale power generation and transportation, to micro scale printing technology. He then joined the University of Bath in 1990.


Professor Keogh has undertaken research that has been published in over 120 refereed journal and conference papers.

From 2008-10 he was Chair of the Structures and Dynamics Committee of the ASME Turbo conferences. He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power.

He chaired the IoP conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis in 2006 and is the Convenor of the ISO TC108\SC2\WG7 Committee on Vibration of Active Magnetic Bearing Equipped Rotating Machinery.

His research on rotor/auxiliary bearing contact dynamic behaviour and wavelet based control was recognised through the award of the 2003 and 2007 IMechE Thomas Bernard Hall Prizes, an IFToMM Best Paper Prize (2006), ASME Turbo Best Paper Awards (2005, 2007), together with the 2008 PE Publishing Award from the Editorial Board of the IMechE Proceedings (Part C) for the controlled actuation of multi-body structures.

He was a keynote speaker at the IFToMM Rotordynamics Conference in Seoul in 2010.

He has collaborated with BOC Edwards, Goodrich, Delphi Diesel Systems, EADS and the MoD. In July 2010 he was elected a Fellow of the RAEng in recognition of his academic and industrial activity.

Teaching units

  • Solid Mechanics 4
  • System Modelling and Simulation
  • Advanced Control.


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