Projects per year
The 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 Marco Marengo, 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.
Plasma drilling technology for geothermal energy utilisation supporting decarbonisation of UK energy sector
1/10/20 → 30/06/21
Project: Research Councils / Government Depts.
2/12/19 → 1/12/21
A Local Ecosystem Assessment of the Potential for Net Negative Heavy-Duty Truck Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Biomethane UpcyclingAtkins, P., Milton, G., Atkins, A. & Morgan, R., 3 Feb 2021, In: Energies. 14, 4, p. 1-22 806.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile
Stone, K. & Diakoumi, M., 10 Mar 2021, Piling 2020: Proceedings of the Piling 2020 Conference. Higgins, K. G., Ainsworth, Y., Toll, D. G. & Osman, A. S. (eds.). p. 253-257 5 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN › peer-review
Bioengineering a cryogel-derived bioartificial liver using particle image velocimetry defined fluid dynamicsBonalumi, F., Crua, C., Savina, I. N., Davies, N., Habstesion, A., Santini, M., Fest-Santini, S. & Sandeman, S., 23 Feb 2021, In: Materials Science and Engineering C. 123, 111983.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Penny Atkins (Member)19 Mar 2021 → 19 Mar 2024
Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodies › Personal board membership of professional/academic bodies
Penny Atkins (Presenter)8 Mar 2021
Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk