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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences


Professor David Kirkpatrick

  • Emeritus Professor of Defence Analysis
  • UCL Mechanical Engineering

Contact Professor David Kirkpatrick

BSc, MSc (Aerospace Sc.), MSc (Economics), PhD

Emeritus Professor of Defence Engineering

Professor Kirkpatrick had a distinguished career as a senior research scientist in aerodynamics followed by research into operational analysis of air defence systems and procurement analysis of defence systems. On his appointment at UCL in 1995, Professor Kirkpatrick brought a wealth of expertise of defence and acquisition with particular emphasis on cost forecasting and operational analysis. Professor Kirkpatrick has written many published papers and book contributions on various aspects of aeronautical engineering, defence equipment acquisition, defence economics and military history.

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