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UCL Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Sciences

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Santiago Súarez de la Fuente

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Marine Research Group

Research outline

My research is focused in modelling the contemporary and future energy efficiency technologies for its use on board commercial ships, as well as understanding the energy flow on board. Particular interest is given into waste energy recovery technologies – such as organic Rankine cycle and turbocompound systems – under realistic operating conditions.

Brief biography

Dr Santiago Suarez de la Fuente is trained as a Mechanical Engineer. He has worked in the metal-mechanical industry as well as for the electrical transformer industry (six years). He won the Stanley Gray Fellowship from the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) for his study on marine waste heat recovery systems (WHRS).

As a researcher, he focused on improving heat management inside ships. His main area of interest during his PhD was the use of alternative WHRS on board ships with the purpose of reducing fuel consumption. Nowadays he leads work on developing different marine engineering technologies, propulsion systems and energy flows for a software solution – Whole Ship Model – which offers a unique holistic approach to energy efficient ship.

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