The Sustainable Power Research Group undertakes fundamental and applied research into various aspects of power generation and energy systems and has a strong publication track record in these areas.
Core research interests and areas of competence are in:
- alternative fuels, including hydrogen and biofuels;
- combined heat and power (CHP) systems;
- trigeneration and energy storage;
- emissions monitoring and reduction technology;
- unconventional engine configurations.
The group has strong links with a number of research centres and industrial partners, both locally and overseas, and leads and contributes to a number of publicly funded research projects.
Projects and research areas
Marine propulsion safety, environmental impact, efficiency and operation
Alternative fuels for thermal power plants
Combined heat and power systems, energy storage and trigeneration
Unconventional engine configurations
Computational modelling and simulation
Thermal management and energy demand
- Thermal overload and combustion analysis of large low speed marine diesel engines.
- Condition monitoring and fault diagnosis of thermal energy systems.
- Bio-fuel testing on small diesel marine craft.
- Combustion analysis on diesel main propulsion engines on oil tankers.
The Sustainable Power Group supervises PhD students in the research areas described above. Many students work on collaborative projects with other schools in the University, other universities in both the UK and worldwide as well as industrial organisations. We welcome interest from students, local and international and informal enquiries can be made to Dr Yaodong Wang.