About Us ~ Committees

The ESDU Committees

ESDU committee members represent a broad range of industries and contribute invaluable technical knowledge to our products.

The Committees and their current constitution are listed below.

AERODYNAMICS COMMITTEE

The Aerodynamics Committee oversees the Aerodynamics Series and includes representatives from:

  • Airbus Operations Ltd, Filton, Bristol
  • Aircraft Research Association Ltd, Bedford
  • Airbus, Toulouse, France
  • BAE Systems, Warton
  • BAE Systems, Prestwick
  • Boeing, Long Beach, CA, USA
  • Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
  • Denel Dynamics, South Africa
  • Embraer, Brazil
  • Imperial College, London
  • Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation, Japan
  • Rolls Royce plc, Derby
  • Saab Aeronautics, Sweden
  • Short Brothers plc, Belfast

Andy Clarke is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at andy.clarke@ihsmarkit.com.

AEROSPACE STRUCTURES COMMITTEE

The Aerospace Structures Committee oversees the Structures Series, and assists with the Composites Series. It includes representatives from:

  • BAE SYSTEMS, Samlesbury
  • Cranfield Aerospace Ltd, Bedfordshire
  • Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • European Space Agency, The Netherlands
  • Leonardo UK, Luton
  • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, USA
  • Queen's University, Belfast
  • The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
  • Spirit AeroSystems, USA
  • Westland Helicopters Ltd, Yeovil

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for these Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

AIRCRAFT NOISE COMMITTEE

The Aircraft Noise Committee oversees the Aircraft Noise Series and includes representatives from:

  • Aero Acoustics Ltd, Surrey, UK
  • Airbus France, Toulouse, France
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Frimley
  • Bombardier, Belfast (Short Brothers plc)
  • Bryce Research
  • Civil Aviation Authority, Aircraft Environmental Section, Gatwick
  • EASA, Köln, Germany
  • Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton
  • The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • NASA, Langley Research Center, USA
  • Pinker Noise Consultancy, UK
  • Rolls-Royce plc, Derby

Dr Cyrus Chinoy is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at cyrus.chinoy@ihsmarkit.com.

DYNAMICS COMMITTEE

The Dynamics Committee oversees the Dynamics Series and includes representatives from:

  • City University, London
  • Civil Aviation Authority, Safety Regulation Group, Gatwick
  • Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton
  • NASA, Ames Research Center, USA

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

FATIGUE COMMITTEE

The Fatigue Committee oversees the Fatigue - Endurance Data Series and Fatigue - Fracture Mechanics Series and includes representatives from:

  • Airbus, Germany
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Lancashire
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Cranfield University, Bedfordshire
  • DSTL, Porton Down
  • DSTO, Melbourne, Australia
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Lakewood, CA, USA
  • Honda Aircraft Company, USA
  • Jesmond Engineering Ltd, East Yorkshire
  • Leonardo MW Ltd, Somerset

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for these Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

HEAT TRANSFER STEERING GROUP

The Heat Transfer Steering Group oversees the Heat Transfer Series and includes representatives from:

  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Leeds

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

INTERNAL FLOW PANEL

The Internal Flow Panel oversees the Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow Series and includes representatives from:

  • Alstom Power
  • ATKINS
  • Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
  • Cambridge University
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Dantec Dynamics Ltd
  • HeatAndFlow Consultancy Ltd, Oxfordshire
  • Imperial College London
  • National Nuclear Laboratory
  • Rolls-Royce plc, Derby
  • Schlumberger Cambridge Research
  • Siemens Energy Inc.
  • University of Manchester

Dr David Philpott is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at david.philpott@ihsmarkit.com.

MECHANISMS COMMITTEE 

The Mechanisms Committee oversees the Mechanisms Series and includes representatives from:

  • Fuzhou University, P.R. China
  • Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd, Shoreham-by-Sea
  • The University of Melbourne, Australia

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

PANEL M (METALLIC MATERIALS DATA HANDBOOK)

Panel M oversee the Metallic Materials Data Handbook. It includes representatives from:

  • BAE SYSTEMS, Warton
  • Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA
  • Civil Aviation Authority, Airworthiness Division, Gatwick
  • Dunlop Aerospace, Coventry
  • Federal Aviation Administration, Seattle, USA
  • Leonardo Helicopters, Yeovil
  • The Boeing Company, Seattle, USA
  • Rolls Royce plc, Derby
  • National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for the ESDU Metallic Materials Data Handbook Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

PERFORMANCE COMMITTEE

The Performance Committee oversees the Performance Series and includes representatives from:

  • Airbus Industrie, Toulouse, France
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Brough, UK
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Prestwick, UK
  • Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, Washington, USA
  • Cessna Aircraft, Wichita, Kansas, USA
  • de Havilland Support Ltd, UK
  • Embraer S.A.
  • Federal Aviation Administration, USA
  • Israel Aircraft Industries, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Loughborough University, UK
  • MoD, Boscombe Down, UK
  • National Aerospace Laboratory NLR, The Netherlands
  • Northrop Grumman ESID, Bethpage, New York, USA
  • Pilatus Aircraft Ltd, Switzerland

Cliff Whittaker is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at cliff.whittaker@ihsmarkit.com.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES COMMITTEE

The Physical Properties Committee oversees the Physical Data, Chemical Engineering Series and includes representatives from:

  • AkzoNobel NV, Redcar and Cleveland, UK
  • Dow Chemical, Midland, MI, USA
  • DNV GL (Oil & Gas UK), UK
  • Infochem Computer Services Ltd, London, UK
  • Institute of Thermal Physics, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ekaterinburg, Russia
  • Shaw Energy and Chemicals, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Thermodynamics Research Center, NIST, Boulder, USA
  • TUV NEL Ltd, East Kilbride, UK
  • University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

STRESS ANALYSIS AND STRENGTH OF COMPONENTS COMMITTEE

The Stress Analysis and Strength of Components Committee oversees the Stress & Strength Series and includes representatives from:

  • Air Vehicles Division, DSTO, Victoria, Australia
  • Lloyd's Register Global Technology Centre, Southampton
  • Meggitt Polymers and Composites, Leicestershire
  • Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for the ESDU Stress and Strength Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

TRANSONIC AERODYNAMICS COMMITTEE

The Transonic Aerodynamics Committee oversees the Transonic Aerodynamics Series and includes representatives from:

  • Aircraft Deutschland GMBH, Germany
  • Aircraft Research Association Limited, Bedford
  • Airbus Operations Ltd, Bristol
  • BAE SYSTEMS, Warton
  • Cranfield University, Cranfield
  • Cranfield University, Shrivenham
  • Airbus Group Innovations, Filton
  • The City University, London
  • University of Cambridge, Cambridge
  • University of Leeds, Leeds
  • University of Surrey, Surrey

Dr David Philpott is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at david.philpott@ihsmarkit.com.

TRIBOLOGY STEERING GROUP

The Tribology Steering Group oversees the Tribology Series and includes representatives from:

  • Esslingen Technical Academy, Germany
  • Imperial College, London University
  • Inter Technology Research Ltd
  • Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan
  • National Physical Laboratory
  • Neale Consulting Engineers Ltd
  • Northwestern University, IL, USA
  • SKF Engineering & Research Centre, The Netherlands
  • Tribologic Ltd, Leeds
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Sheffield

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.

VIBRATION AND ACOUSTIC FATIGUE COMMITTEE

The Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue Committee oversees the Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue Series and assists with the Composites Series. It includes representatives from:

  • BAE SYSTEMS, Preston, Lancashire
  • Bombardier Aerospace Short Brothers plc, Belfast
  • IABG Space Test Center, Germany
  • European Space Agency (ESTEC), The Netherlands
  • Northrop Grumman, USA
  • Rolls Royce plc, Derby
  • The Boeing Company, USA
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Twente, Netherlands

Dr Cyrus Chinoy is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at cyrus.chinoy@ihsmarkit.com.

WIND ENGINEERING PANEL

The Wind Engineering Panel oversees the Wind Engineering Series and includes representatives from:

  • Building Research Establishment
  • Crown Castle UK Ltd
  • Ove Arup & Partners
  • Ruhr University, Germany
  • RWDI Anemos Ltd
  • Silsoe Research Institute
  • Texas Technical University, USA
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • University of Surrey
  • WS Atkins Consultants Ltd

Adam Quilter is the Group Head responsible for this Series. He can be contacted at adam.quilter@ihsmarkit.com.