The research of the Energy Group is associated with the effective generation and use of energy. Much of the work is driven by the need to meet environmental constraints and is targeted towards a cleaner, more sustainable world. Noise is often an unwanted by-product of energetic processes and research is undertaken to reduce noise particularly of aircraft, both fixed wing and helicopters, cars and power plants. Activity in the group includes the modelling and control of combustion and its products, both in IC engines and gas turbines, with complementary activity in computational combustion. Members of the group are also involved in improving the high-energy intensive processes of the production and casting of metals, where benefits are to be gained by a fundamental understanding of fluid processes that lead to the transport of heat, chemical species and crystal fragments. There is an increasing emphasis on research in the area of nuclear engineering.
Prospective research students are encouraged to email the Energy Group Administrator or members of staff in charge of projects in which they are especially interested. We are not accepting applications for internships at present.