The main research areas of this group include aerodynamics, energy systems, combustion, heat transfer, spray and multiphase flows and thermo-chemical aspects of nano and bio systems.
Fundamental physics and chemistry are manipulated in an engineering context to design processes and products for functionality and other attributes. Specifically, some of the application and research areas targeted, by the very nature of the process requirements, demand a critical reassessment of the role of engineering.
This specialism uses previous expertise, refocusing where necessary, to build a critical mass. The aim is to achieve a national and international standing in areas related to understanding, delineation, modelling, design, optimization and exploitation of biophysical processes, nanotechnology and novel materials processing, for functionality and specific end use.
Specifically, this specialism looks at nano-machines, biological transport, exchange process delineation, modelling and exploitation and intelligent (smart) manufacturing techniques for mission critical materials for aerospace, electronic and other high value applications.
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We offer a challenging and rewarding series of applications that span a number of areas.
Within this specialism we examine:
- multi-physics process modelling
- exploitation of nonlinearity
- fundamental and/or implicit physico-chemical coupling
The Combustion Laboratory has several lab scale burners for both fundamental research and teaching.
Besides the conventional diagnostic techniques this specialism has developed innovative diagnostic techniques, which could be applied not only in flame dynamics studies but also in many fast moving dynamic systems. The team has great strength on signal and image processing capabilities including multi-channel data acquisition, high speed imaging and stereo imaging.