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Energy & The Environment

The Energy and The Environment Group cover a broad range of research activities with a specific emphasis on addressing the key drivers for industry and the environment. The research areas covered by the group includes:

  • Combustion and new fuel technologies
  • IC Engines
  • Turbomachinary and algorithmic development for optimization
  • Pollution, mixing and chemistry in industrial and environmental flows
  • High performance computations applied to industrial and environmental flows
  • Refrigeration and Air-conditioning

The research group has strong links with leading technology companies and government research laboratories, such as BP, Cosworth Technology, Ford, Jaguar, Lotus Engineering and Shell (IC Engines), ABB Turbo, Ebara Corporation, Sulzer (MAN) Turbo, US Navy’s David Taylor Model Basin (Turbomachinery). There are also many examples of projects where members of the group work with other universities, for example: the Virtual Centre of Excellence for IC Engines (with Leeds, Loughborough and Oxford), and with ETH Zurich on the design of centrifugal compressors. The group has one spin off company, Advanced Design Technology Ltd, which is a global leader in the development of advanced Turbomachinery Aerodynamic design codes based on 3D inverse design approach.

The group have extensive experimental and computational facilities through strategic investment on a departmental and faculty level.

Academics working in this area

PJ Tan

Senior Lecturer

Paul Hellier

Lecturer in Engines and Fuels and EPSRC Research Fellow

Gaetano Burriesci

Reader in Biomedical Engineering

Mohan Edirisinghe

Bonfield Chair of Biomaterials

Kai Luo

Chair of Energy Systems

Stavroula Balabani

Reader in Thermofluids & Graduate Tutor (Taught)

Yiannis Ventikos

Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Head of Department

William Suen

Senior Lecturer

Andrea Ducci

Senior Lecturer

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