Paul Reynolds

FSD Active Ltd.

SEM Awards: F. G. Tatnall

Paul Reynolds had a distinguished 23-year academic career at the Universities of Sheffield and Exeter, during which time he carried out world-leading research into vibration serviceability of civil engineering structures and structural vibration control, with more than 160 publications in this field. In January 2022, Paul moved out of academia to take up the position of CEO of FSD Active Ltd, a company he founded in 2020 to commercialise active mass damping technology for building floors and other structures. Paul has also been a founding director of Full Scale Dynamics Ltd since 2008, a specialist consultancy carrying out testing, monitoring analysis and design work in the area of civil engineering vibration, and he remains an Honorary Professor at University of Exeter.

Paul has been an active member of SEM for more than two decades, serving on the Editorial Boards of Experimental Techniques since 2008 and Experimental Mechanics since 2011, also serving as Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Techniques from 2016-2020. He has also served on the Honors Committee, Applications Committee and as a Member At Large of the Executive Board.

Professor Reynolds is also a regular consultant to industry in vibration serviceability and related areas, including dynamic testing and monitoring of a number of UK sports stadia and examining solutions to the London Millennium Bridge problem. He is also a Director of Full Scale Dynamics Limited, a University spin-off company that was established in 2008.


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Last Updated: 11/08/2023