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Research interests

My research interests are two-fold, I have a keen interest in future sustainable fuels and societal needs in the transport sector, coupled with research into low emissions, efficient combustion systems. Current projects include 'PaREGEN' which aims to develop ultra clean and efficient lean gasoline engines, projests to investigate the impact of hydrogen injection into the gas grid with Cadent Gas (https://cadentgas.com/home), and work with the Energy Systems Catapult and the Advanced Propulsion Centre to improve ESME energy systems modelling of heavy duty transport.


Supervisory Interests

My supervisory interests encompass the role of transport in the wider energy system and the technology needed to acheive this. Current PhD students are researching carbon negative fuels and modelling techniques to characterise the behaviour of new fuels in future powertrains.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Oct 1997

Bachelor, University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Aug 1993

External positions

Spoke Director, Advanced Propulsion Centre UK Limited

1 Nov 2018 → …

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Research Output

The impact of disruptive powertrain technologies on energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions from heavy-duty vehicles

Smallbone, A., Jia, B., Atkins, P. & Roskilly, A., 31 Jan 2020, In : Energy Conversion & Management. 6, 100030.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • A New-Generation Lean Gasoline Engine for Reduced CO2 in an Electrified World

    Osborne, R., Lane, A., Turner, N., Hinton, N., Gidney, J., Cleeton, J., Atkins, P. & Morgan, R., 18 May 2019, International Vienna Motor Symposium 2019.

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

    Assessment of modelling capability for numerical simulations for designing higher efficiency and lower emission systems

    Gerbino, F., Morgan, R., Atkins, P. & Vogiatzaki, K., 9 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of The International Conference on Energy and Sustainable Futures (ICESF). Nottingham, p. 1-6 6 p.

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

    Open Access
  • Sustainable synthetic carbon based fuels for transport: Policy Briefing

    Hutchings, G., Davidson, M., Atkins, P., Collier, P., Jackson, N., Morton, A., Muskett, M., Rosseinsky, M., Styring, P., Thornley, P. & Williams, C., 20 Sep 2019, London: The Royal Society. 44 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access

    Use of cryogenic fluids for zero toxic emission hybrid engines

    Madana Gopal, M. J. V., Harvey, S., Atkins, A., Atkins, P., De Sercey, G., Heikal, M., Morgan, R. & Vogiatzaki, K., 11 Dec 2019. 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 5 Publication Peer-review
    • 4 Personal board membership of professional/academic bodies
    • 4 External funding peer-review
    • 2 Invited talk

    University of Bath (External organisation)

    Penny Atkins (Chair)

    26 Mar 202026 Mar 2023

    Activity: External boards and professional/academic bodiesPersonal board membership of professional/academic bodies

    Sustainable fuels for Off Highway applications

    Penny Atkins (Presenter)

    4 Mar 2020

    Activity: External talk or presentationInvited talk

    EPSRC peer review panel member

    Penny Atkins (Reviewer)

    4 Feb 2020

    Activity: External funding peer-review

    Advanced Propulsion Centre

    Penny Atkins (Reviewer)

    9 May 2019

    Activity: External funding peer-review