The group’s research capabilities cover 6 core research areas. Leading researches on Engines and Combustion are carried out to study gasoline direct injection combustion, alternative fuels combustion, and gas soot. Cutting edge Heat Transfer Enhancement focuses on phase change cooling, microchannel boiling and condensation, high efficient heat pipes, nanofluids heat transfer, and also nature inspired technologies.
The group also has much expertise in building and mining HVAC, innovative and sustainable Refrigeration, as well as supplying Thermal Management solutions for energy systems such as electric car batteries, power electronics, data centres. Our Multiphase Flow research has gained high reputation in both academic and industrial communities, particularly on gas-liquid or liquid-liquid two-phase flow, interfacial dynamics, and two and three phase flow measurement. The group also has a capability in Process Optimisation, which is very important and essential technology for food and drink, pharmaceutical, and Gas and Oil industry. Our current research of Turbine and Wing Fluid Mechanics supplies optimum solutions of Wind turbines and aerofoil aerodynamics, and Drag reduction and flow control.