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Cyril Crua is Visiting Professor of Thermofluids, former Director of the Advanced Engineering Centre, and Professor of Engineering at the University of Sussex.

His research focuses on fluids, heat and mass transfer processes in the energy, biomedical and manufacturing sectors. He has more than 25 years' experience on the development and application of optical measurement techniques to investigate the microscale physics of complex multiphase flows, such as fuel sprays, industrial process fluids (lubricants, coolants, carbon capture solvents), and biomedical fluid dynamics. His research has received continuous EPSRC funding since 2013 (until 2028), as well as support by industry, Innovate UK, INTERREG, and UKRI.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Combustion processes in a diesel engine, University of Brighton

1 Oct 199930 Sept 2002

Bachelor, BEng Hons (Systems Simulation and Control), University of Brighton

1 Sept 19971 Jul 1999

External positions

Professor of Engineering, University of Sussex

1 Nov 2023 → …

Interdisciplinary Assessment College (IAC) member, UKRI


New Horizons Panel member, EPSRC

1 Jun 2022 → …

Talent Peer Review College member, UKRI

2021 → …

Peer Review College member, EPSRC

2016 → …

Visiting Professor, Universiti Teknologi Petronas

2015 → …

Visiting Professor, Sandia National Laboratories, USA

2014 → …


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Spray
  • Aerosol
  • Droplets
  • Optical diagnostics
  • Thermofluid
  • Thermal propulsion system
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Carbon capture


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