Photo Gallery

I have now added a photo gallery to my site. It is available at It makes use of Piwigo, which allows for direct uploading from within darktable, which is the photo development software I use. I have deleted my previous posts which contained some of my favourite images, these can now be found on the gallery site.

 · 1 min · Bruce Cowan

Spirit A320 family spoiler facility official opening

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be invited to Spirit AeroSystems’ A320 family spoiler facility’s opening event at their plant at Prestwick Airport. This was due to my PhD’s association with Spirit. It was a bit of a surreal experience being there alongside such important guests as the dean and principal of the university, senior Airbus and Spirit executives and the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. n interesting theme of the speeches was the highlighting of the company’s links with the University of Strathclyde....

 · 2 min · Bruce Cowan


As a way of introduction, I’m currently a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. I’m part of the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering in the EEE department there. I seem to spend most of my time programming, but I think I’m a frustrated mechanical engineer at heart. I’ve been tasked with looking at automated ultrasonic testing of composite aerospace components. I might go into this a bit more at some point in the future....

 · 2 min · Bruce Cowan