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Scholarly biography

Christian’s career as a researcher started in 2015 at the University of Brighton when he investigated the diesel-hydrogen co-combustion and carried out testing of a diesel engine calibrated to achieve low temperature combustion. Later he started an EngD project, in collaboration with Ricardo UK, where he focussed on the modelling of gasoline engines in-cylinder flows and combustion. He developed a novel modelling methodology that allows to provide realistic engine heat release predictions in the early stages of new engines development reducing design uncertainties. His work is currently focussing on modelling the effect of water injection on the compression work of a recuperated split cycle engine. He recently broadened his research interests to large scale energy systems, investigating the life degradation of packed bed used to store energy as sensible heat.


Research interests

Christian's research interests focus on the following topics:

  • High efficiency combustion technologies
  • Computational fluid dynamics (turbulence and combustion modelling)
  • Technologies for energy storage
  • Virtual product development

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Research Output

  • 2 Conference contribution with ISSN or ISBN
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Master's Thesis

A process for an efficient heat release prediction at the concepts screening stage of gasoline engine development

Rota, C., Morgan, RE., Mustafa, K., Osborne, R. & Matrisciano, A., 14 Aug 2020, In : International Journal of Engine Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • EU road vehicle energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 2050 – Expert-based scenarios

    Krause, J., Thiel, C., Tsokolis, D., Samaras, Z., Rota, C., Ward, A., Prenninger, P., Coosemans, T., Neugebauer, S. & Verhoeve, W., 19 Feb 2020, In : Energy Policy. 138, 111224.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Process for an Efficient Heat Release Prediction at Multiple Engine Speeds and Valve Timings in the Early Stage of Gasoline Engine Development

    Rota, C., Morgan, R., Osborne, R. J., Mason, D., Heikal, M., Mustafa, K. & Matrisciano, A., 9 Sep 2019, 14th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles. SAE International, 2019-24-0085. (SAE Techincal Papers).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

    Open Access

    Implementation of a 0-D/1-D/3-D Process for the Heat Release Prediction of a Gasoline Engine in the Early Development Stage

    Rota, C., Mustafa, K., Winder, N., Osborne, R., Morgan, R., Mason, D. & Heikal, M., 2 Apr 2019, WCX SAE World Congress Experience. United States: SAE International, (SAE Technical Papers ).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNConference contribution with ISSN or ISBN

  • Activities

    • 1 Consultancy

    Testing of the Degradation of a Cryogenic Packed Bed Thermal Store

    Christian Rota (Consultant), Emily Pike-Wilson (Consultant) & Robert Morgan (Consultant)

    Jan 2020Apr 2020

    Activity: Consultancy