Luke Middleton

Luke Middleton

Research Student

Personal profile

Scholarly biography

Luke Middleton is a PhD student on a ICASE studentship in collaboration with Ricardo.

Luke Middleton is a graduate of the University of Brighton, starting in 2013 and achieving a First class honours in 2018. Further to this Luke received multiple awards for his academic achievement including the Governors award, Dr Dal Koshal Achievement prize and the Highly commended prize. During his time at the University he designed the front suspension on first competitive formula student vehicle. During his master’s year Luke was part of a team that designed and modelled a synthetic fuel plant, this project led to Luke’s appointment on the PhD program. 

Research interests

My current research interests are in the alternative fuel sector, particularly waste to energy. This includes novel feedstocks, carbon negative fuels, and the technology for energy dense fuel production. Within the technology sector of waste to energy, small scale cryogenic systems are of great interest to me.

From an environmental standpoint, my current research interests are the further understanding of anthropological methane and recognising unclassified sources.


Education/Academic qualification

Master, Mechanical Engineering

Oct 2013Jun 2018

Award Date: 1 Aug 2018

External positions

Member, Advanced Engineering Centre based

Feb 2020 → …


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