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Scholarly biography

Simon Harvey is a engineering doctorate (EngD) student working in partnership with the Univeristy of Brighton and Ricardo.

A graduate from the University of Brighton, Simon started his foundation year in 2012 and finished his MEng in Mechanical Engineering with first-class honours in 2017. With a keen interest in automotive engineering, Simon pursued and completed automotive based projects throughout his degree. Designing the drivetrain for the University’s first Formula Student car in his third year, and a battery pack for an electric motorcycle for a small Brighton based start-up in his masters year. He received a studentship for his current EngD research, titled "A novel approach to zero emission combustion for ultra-high efficiency internal combustion engines", a funded collaboration between the University of Brighton, Ricardo and the EPSRC on the recuperated split cycle engine.

Research interests

My research interests are based around thermal propulsion systems.

My current research focusses on thermodynamic efficiency, emissions, combustion dynamics and fluid dynamics of a novel internal combustion engine, namely the recuperated split cycle engine.


  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • Mobility
  • Internal Combustion Engine
  • Thermal Propulsion System
  • Split Cycle Engine
  • Recuperated Split Cycle Engine
  • Powertrain
  • Drivetrain
  • Propulsion Systems
  • Thermal Efficiency
  • Emissions
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
  • Fluid mechanics
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • TP Chemical technology
  • Fuel
  • efuels
  • Combustion

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Research Output

The Ultra Low Emissions Potential of the Recuperated Split Cycle Combustion System

Morgan, R., Lenartowicz, C., Vogiatzaki, K., Harvey, S., Kennaird, D., Owen, N., Pickett, R. & Atkins, A., 9 Sep 2019, In : SAE Technical Papers. 2019, September

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 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