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Research interests

I have a keen interest in future sustainable fuels and societal needs in the transport sector, coupled with research into low emissions, efficient combustion systems. Recent projects include work to develop near zero emissions hydrogen engines, investigation of the impact of hydrogen injection into the gas grid on heavy duty vehicles with Cadent Gas (https://cadentgas.com/home), and work with the Energy Systems Catapult and the Advanced Propulsion Centre examining energy systems and cost of ownership modelling of heavy duty transport.


Supervisory Interests

My supervisory interests encompass the role of transport in the wider energy system and the technology needed to acheive this. Current Engineering PhD students are researching implementation of carbon negative fuels and modelling techniques to characterise the behaviour of new fuels in future powertrains, including biomethane and ammonia. I also supervise PhD students jointly with our Social Science Deparment, investigating generational impacts of future transport.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Oct 1997

Bachelor, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Aug 1993

External positions

Spoke Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Limited

1 Nov 2018 → …


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