Alex Gander

Alex Gander

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Alex Peter Gander is a 3rd year postgraduate research student at the University of Brighton, where he has previously completed his undergraduate degree. He currently works with Professor Cyril Crua and under the umbrellas of the Advanced Engineering Centre and Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories.

Whilst at the University, Alex had also been a member of the formula student team 'Brighton Racing Motors', forming a small team tasked with chassis structure, analysis and ergonomics. The team's car, 'BlackJack Special' was the first from the University to complete scrutineering and participate in the endurance event held at Silverstone motor circuit, a truly memorable moment for the University and its team.

Research interests

My post-graduate research degree focuses on fuel injection fluid dynamics, specifically investigating the effect of fluid properties on fuel sprays characteristics and film formations with using a range of present day fossil and renewable fuels, as well as next generation synthetic fuels using direct fuel injection equipment. Other current interests include:

  • Experimental fluid dynamics
  • Optical diagnostic techniques for sprays
  • Micro and macroscopic imaging of sprays
  • Machine learning and computer vision

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor, BSc (Hons) Automotive Engineering

28 Oct 201810 Sept 2019

Award Date: 7 Feb 2020

External positions

Ordinary Member, Advanced Engineering Centre based

20 Jan 202020 Jan 2022

Associate Member

5 Dec 2019 → …


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