Dr Ben Lishman
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Telephone:020 7928 7532
School/Division:Engineering / Mechanical Engineering and Design
Dr Ben Lishman is a Lecturer within the Division of Mechanical Engineering and Design, teaching solid mechanics, finite element analysis, and engineering principles. As a researcher, he is interested in the material properties and solid mechanics of ice, in the Arctic and elsewhere.
Ben is a lecturer in mechanical engineering and design, with teaching expertise in solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, maths, control, linear and digital circuits, 3D modelling (CAD) and finite element analysis, as well as general engineering. He teaches introductory courses for both Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Product Design, as well as later courses in design, solid mechanics and finite element analysis.
Ben is an all-rounder: he has a Masters degree in electrical and information engineering, a PhD in fluid mechanics, and broad postdoctoral experience in solid mechanics. His roots are in engineering, but he has also worked in geography and earth science departments.
Ben's recent research investigates the properties of ice. This work is relevant to, for example, Arctic engineering and design, climate science, earthquake mechanics (through analogies between rocks and ice), and winter sports. Specific recent projects include designing sensors to go under the Greenland Ice Sheet and new runners for the UK Skeleton team.
Most recent publications
Lishman, B and Marchenko, A and Shortt, M and Sammonds, P Acoustic emissions as a measure of damage in ice. In: Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, 9th - 13th June 2019, Delft, The Netherlands.
Bagshaw, E and Karlsson, N and Lok, LB and Lishman, B and Clare, L and Nicholls, K and Burrow, S and Wadham, J and Eisen, O and Corr, H and Brennan, P and Dahl-Jensen, D Prototype wireless sensors for monitoring subsurface processes in snow and firn. Journal of Glaciology, 2018. 1-10. DOI 10.1017/jog.2018.76
Seymour-Pierce, A and Lishman, B and Sammonds, P Recrystallisation and damage of ice in winter sports. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375. DOI 10.1098/rsta.2015.0353
Marchenko, A and Lishman, B The influence of closed brine pockets and permeable brine channels on the thermo-elastic properties of saline ice. Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375. DOI 10.1098/rsta.2015.0351
Pohoryles, D and Melo, J and Rossetto, T and Fabian, M and McCague, C and Stavrianaki, K and Lishman, B and Sargeant, B Use of DIC and AE for Monitoring Effective Strain and Debonding in FRP and FRCM-Retrofitted RC Beams. Journal of Composites for Construction, DOI 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000715
Marchenko, A and Murdza, A and Lishman, B The influence of ice structure on thermo-elastic waves in saline ice. In: IAHR International Symposium on Ice, 31 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Chistyakov, P and Karulin, E and Marchenko, A and Sakharov, A and Lishman, B The tensile strength of saline and freshwater ice in field tests. In: IAHR International Symposium on Ice, 31 May 2016 - 03 Jun 2016, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Lishman, B The friction of saline ice on aluminium. Advances in Tribology, 1483951. DOI 10.1155/2016/1483951
Marchenko, A and Lishman, B and Wrangborg, D and Thiel, T Thermal expansion measurements in fresh and saline ice using fiber optic strain gauges and multi-point temperature sensors based on Bragg gratings. Journal of Sensors, DOI 10.1155/2016/5678193
Lishman, B and Polojärvi, A 2D DEM of Ice Rubble: the effect of rate-dependent friction.. In: Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Port and Ocean Engineering under Arctic Conditions, June 14-18, 2015, Trondheim, Norway.More publications at LSBU Research Open