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

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2012 2019

An original look into pulsating heat pipes: Inverse heat conduction approach for assessing the thermal behaviour

Cattani, L., Mangini, D., Bozzoli, F., Pietrasanta, L., Miche, N., Mameli, M., Filippeschi, S., Rainieri, S. & Marengo, M., 26 Feb 2019, In : Thermal Science and Engineering Progress. 10, p. 317-326 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Heat pipes
Heat conduction
Heat flux
Aluminum Oxide

Assessing the Effect of Differential Diffusion for Stratified Lean Premixed Turbulent Flames with the Use of LES-PDF Framework

Jones, W. P., Marquis, A. & Vogiatzaki, K., 8 Mar 2019, In : Combustion Science and Technology. p. 1-16

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Large eddy simulation
Fuel burners
Probability density function
Flow fields
Reynolds number

A study of the effect of nanoparticle concentration on the characteristics of nanofluid sprays

Kang, B., Marengo, M. & Begg, S., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics. 12, 2, p. 413-420 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
spray characteristics

Activities 2015 2018

Modelling of sprays: recent results and future challenges

Sergei Sazhin (Keynote speaker)
24 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Higher Education: the top universities

Vladimir Zubkov (Presenter)
Oct 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

Modelling of sprays: recent results and future challenges

Sergei Sazhin (Keynote speaker)
16 Jul 201820 Jul 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk