Engine Research Group
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The Engines Research Group (ERG) is one of the largest university research groups working on spark ignition and diesel engines for the automotive industry.

For almost 30 years the ERG has worked closely with Ford Motor Company, Jaguar, Land Rover and other OEM/Oil companies in collaborations which are amongst the most successful between industry and a university.

The ERG interacts directly with industry to advance power train development and introduce new technology, and pursues complementary lines of fundamental studies which support this.



Areas of study include:

  • Performance and operation of engines during cold-start/warm-up
  • Cold-engine friction characteristics
  • Control of emissions to within limits permitted by European and other International standards
  • Development of the new low carbon engine technologies
  • Development of computer aided engineering tools based on computational and analytical models
  • Optical analysis of combustion characteristics


Engine Research Group

Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD