Professor Hugh Hunt

Professor of Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

Deputy Director, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge

Professor Hugh Hunt is Deputy Director of the Centre for Climare Repair at Cambridge. He is Professor of Dynamics and Vibrations in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He has been a lecturer here since 1989, shortly after obtaining his PhD in Engineering from Cambridge. He is also a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Engineering at Trinity College.

His research interests include railway noise and vibration, gyroscopes and boomerangs, wave power, renewable energy, and vibration of bell towers. His current projects include research into the failure of wind-turbine gearboxes and a dynamic model to predict the occurrence of skidding in wind-turbine bearings; sustainable energy (in particular wind and wave power); and a new project to examine the possibility of cooling the planet by means of Solar Radiation Management. This work was prompted by a report from The Royal Society which recommended that geoengineering research be a UK priority.