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With an internationally leading record over the last four decades in pure and applied research, we combine experimental and computational modelling studies at a fundamental level.

Focusing on Combustion, Heat and Mass Transfer and Fluid Flow, the division has well equipped laboratories hosting a wide range of laser sources and detectors, as well as extensive facilities for computational flow modelling methods (CFD).

Research focus areas

Research focus areas

  • Direct Numerical Simulation is applied in fundamental studies of transition from laminar to turbulent flow and to heat transfer in two-phase flows.
  • Large Eddy Simulation (LES) is being applied to inert mixing problems, combusting flows and to multi-phase problems including atomisation.
  • Optical instrumentation, including both single point techniques and planar measurements, for combustion and two-phase flows applied to both fundamental studies and to Diesel, Otto and so-called HCCI cycle engines as well as to gas turbine combustors and model coal burners.
  • Unsteady fluid mechanics, instrumentation development and computational methods for applied to turbochargers in recognition of their pulsating flow environment.

Research groups

  • The Hazelab group, led by Professor Guillermo Rein, studies heat transfer, combustion and fire science. The purpose of its work is to reduce the worldwide burden of accidental fires and protect people, their property, and the environment.
  • The Turbocharger testing and research group, led by Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas, provides world class expertise in turbocharging and exhaust gas energy recovery. 

People

Professor Aimee Morgans

Aimee Morgans

Professor Aimee Morgans

Professor Alex Taylor

Alexander Taylor

Professor Alex Taylor

Professor Berend van Wachem

Berend van Wachem

Professor Berend van Wachem

Professor Bill Jones

Bill Jones

Professor Bill Jones

Dr Emile Touber

Emile Touber

Dr Emile Touber

Dr Fred Marquis

Fred Marquis

Dr Fred Marquis

Professor Guillermo Rein

Guillermo Rein

Professor Guillermo Rein

Professor Yannis Hardalupas

Yannis Hardalupas

Professor Yannis Hardalupas

Professor Peter Lindstedt

Peter Lindstedt

Professor Peter Lindstedt

Professor Pavlos Aleiferis

Pavlos Aleiferis

Professor Pavlos Aleiferis

Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas

Ricardo Martinez-Botas

Professor Ricardo Martinez-Botas

Dr Salvador Navarro-Martinez

Salvador Navarro-Martinez

Dr Salvador Navarro-Martinez

Dr Stelios Rigopoulos

Stelios Rigopoulos

Dr Stelios Rigopoulos