Elected: 1983
Discipline: Engineering
Professor Allan David Stephen Barr FRSE

Emeritus Professor of Engineering, University of Aberdeen.

Allan Barr was a great Scottish academic, and leading researcher, with over 50 publications on his principal research area, that of dynamics and non-linear vibration. He also applied his academic knowledge to many practical applications including aircraft design, the oil industry and biomedical engineering such as artificial hip design.
He secured numerous research grants and externally funded programmes (many of which are still classified) including work for the US Department of Defence (relating to military aircraft structures), and work for the UK Ministry of Defence (relating to submarine survivability to underwater shock), and work for Rolls Royce plc (relating to the optimisation of gas turbine blade design).  Read more