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Researcher in the University of Brighton Advanced Engineering Centre working with laboratory apparatusThe Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) is an internationally-recognised centre of research excellence with an established track record of pioneering research in applied thermofluids, including automotive engineering, heat transfer, sprays and two phase flows.

Led by Professor Morgan Heikal, the centre has an international reputation for producing innovative, future-facing research. We investigate and optimise complex engine combustion processes and develop laser-based measurement techniques, fundamental modelling and computational simulation. We work alongside global academics, industry leaders and policymakers to significantly impact the transportation, aerospace and medical sectors. Our focus is on applied research and development for the solution of industrial and commercial problems.  

Our research centre has built a 20-year partnership with Ricardo plc, culminating in the establishment of the world-leading Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories (SHRL) and a rich, ongoing collaboration. We conduct pioneering work on novel low carbon internal combustion systems and have a direct environmental impact through creating greater fuel efficiency and developing ways in which to reduce CO2 and other harmful emissions.

Together with our numerous industrial partners, we continually invest in facilities, equipment and our researchers to help us build new capabilities, refine our modelling and simulation methods and exploit fully our joint expertise.

Our research team collaborates on a national and international scale, with more than 40 academic institutions and 30 commercial companies and receives a balance of funding from government, Research Councils and industry.

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Evaporation Engineering & Materials Science
Heating Engineering & Materials Science
Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Biodiesel Engineering & Materials Science
Gasoline Engineering & Materials Science
Heat pipes Engineering & Materials Science
Engine cylinders Engineering & Materials Science
gasoline Physics & Astronomy

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Projects 2009 2021

A generalised Fully Lagrangian Approach for gas-droplet flows

Rybdylova, O.


Project: GrantResearch and Enterprise

OSET Bikes: Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)

Covill, D., Kennaird, D. & Katz, T.


Project: GrantResearch and Enterprise

Research Output 2012 2019

Helical vortex core dynamics and flame interaction in turbulent premixed swirl combustion: A combined experimental and large eddy simulation investigation

Taamallah, S., Dagan, Y., Chakroun, N., Shanbhogue, S., Vogiatzaki, K. & Ghoniem, A. F. 5 Feb 2019 31, 025108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Simulation and Measurement of Transient Fluid Phenomena within Diesel Injection

Gold, M., Pearson, R., Turner, J., Sykes, D., Stetsyuk, V., de Sercey, G., Crua, C., Koukouvinis, P. & Gavaises, M. 15 Jan 2019 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. 2019-01-0066. (SAE Technical Papers )

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Fuel injection
Diesel fuels
Automotive fuels

Visual analyses of end of injection liquid structures and the behaviour of nozzle surface-bound fuel in a direct injection diesel engine

Sykes, D., de Sercey, G., Gold, M., Pearson, R. & Crua, C. 15 Jan 2019 International Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants Meeting. United States, (SAE Technical Papers)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

Direct injection
Diesel engines
Engine cylinders

Activities 2015 2018

Higher Education: the top universities

Zubkov, V. (Presenter)
Oct 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Modelling of sprays: recent results and future challenges

Sazhin, S. (Invited presenter)
30 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talk