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British Council UK-Gulf Institutional Links award

Professor Nilanjan Chakraborty of the School of Engineering has recently been awarded the 2016 UK–Gulf Institutional Links grant by the British Council, for a project entitled ‘A combined experimental and numerical investigation of ignition probability of turbulent inhomogeneous biogas-air mixtures’.

This collaborative project with Dr SF Ahmed from the University of Qatar is for two years, and has a total fund of £371,981. The computational analysis will be carried out in Newcastle, while the group in Qatar will be responsible for experimental measurements.

The award is a significant achievement, being one of only 8 projects funded out of a total of 172 applications. "This speaks volumes for the quality of computational combustion research in the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering at Newcastle University," noted Prof Chakraborty.

For further information contact nilanjan.chakraborty@ncl.ac.uk.

published on: 7 March 2017