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Daniel Powell MA MSc CEng

Visiting Fellow


Daniel Powell graduated from the Department of Engineering Science, Oxford in 1996 and obtained an MSc from Imperial College in 1999. Daniel started his career designing cryogenic systems for super-conducting magnets with Oxford Instruments. He then joined engineering consultancy Arup in London and has been an engineer in their Specialist Technology and Research Practice for over 20 years. He has worked across a broad range of projects in the built environment and has developed particular expertise in structural dynamics and the design and analysis of offshore structures.

Daniel joined the department in Oxford as a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in 2021 in an undergraduate teaching role.


Research Interests

Daniel's interests include:

  • Structural dynamics
  • Offshore structures
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Multi-physics problems for the built environment

Research Groups

Inaugural RAEng Lecture

Daniel's Inaugural RAEng Lecture, 'Enabling the Design of Giant, Slender Structures'



Daniel is an awardee of a 3-year bursary from the Royal Academy of Engineering to teach at the department.



Publications include:

  • Seawater-mixed Ordinary Portland Cement – a neat solution. Material properties for design of offshore grouted connections using OPC. Stahlbau, September 2018. Bartminn, Billington, Powell and Haeberle.
  • The United States Air Force Memorial –Use of Impact Dampers to Control Wind Induced Vibrations. The Structural Engineer, May 2012. Powell and McCafferty.
  • Gatwick Air Bridge. The Structural Engineer, October 2005, Samaras, Carstairs and Powell. {winner of the Oscar Faber award for best paper presented in the year}