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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 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.

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Engines Engineering & Materials Science
Evaporation Engineering & Materials Science
Heat pipes Engineering & Materials Science
Heating Engineering & Materials Science
Rankine cycle Engineering & Materials Science
Engine cylinders Engineering & Materials Science
Gasoline Engineering & Materials Science
Fluids Engineering & Materials Science

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2003 2020

Modelling of multi-component kerosene and surrogate fuel droplet heating and evaporation characteristics: a comparative analysis

Poulton, L., Zubrilin, I., Matveev, S., Gurakov, N., Al Qubeissi, M., Al-Esawi, N., Khan, T., Gun'ko, V. & Sazhin, S., 15 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Fuel.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural convection

A data-driven based decomposition–integration method for remanufacturing cost prediction of end-of-life products

Jiang, Z., Ding, Z., Liu, Y., Wang, Y., Hu, X. & Yang, Y., 17 Jul 2019, In : Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing. 61, 101838.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A model for puffing/microexplosions in water/fuel emulsion droplets

Nissar, Z., Rybdylova, O., Sazhin, S., Heikal, M., Aziz, R. & Ismael, M., 24 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. 149, 21 p., 119208.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

high temperature gases

Activities 2015 2020

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (External organisation)

Anastasios Georgoulas (Chair)
31 Jan 2020

Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesMembership of professional body

Higher Education: the top universities

Vladimir Zubkov (Presenter)
Oct 2018

Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk