Background and activities
I have been a post doctor and researcher here at NTNU since 2015, working in the Department of Energy and Process Technology. I have recently moved to the Department for Marine Technology as a førsteamanuenisis (Associate Professor). My specialism is combustion in the internal combustion engine, and I have been working in this field since since 2012. I have particular interest in direct injection compression ignition and spray characterization and have worked on a number of experimental developments. I have recently become interested in the switch to ammonia as a primary fuel in engines, and the devilment of the new technologies and techniques this switch will require.
Area of work
- Compression ignition engine experimentation
- Optically accessible compression ignition environment design and development
- Biofuels use in engine
- Ammonia and other future fuels use in engines
Skills and experience
- Engine testing
- Optical combustion experimentation
- Experiment design
- Emulsification of Diesel fuel
- Ammonia injection
- Undergraduate BSc from Leeds University, Fuels and Combustion Science
- PGCE Keel University, qualified teacher status
- Masters at Queen Mary University of London, Renewable Energy Systems
- PhD at Queen Mary University of London, Diesel emulsion sprays
- Teacher of high school science at a number of UK schools
- Post doctor and Researcher at NTNU, EPT.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
Displaying a selection of activities. See all publications in the database
- (2021) Varying Ignition Quality of a Fuel for a HCCI Engine Using a Photochemically-Controlled Additive: The Development of a ‘Smart’ Fuel. Energies. vol. 14 (5).
- (2021) Detailed examination of the combustion of diesel and glycerol emulsions in a compression ignition engine. Fuel. vol. 291.
- (2020) Combustion and Soot Characteristics of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Compression-Ignited Spray Flames. Fuel. vol. 266.
- (2020) Numerical investigation of optimal flow conditions in an optically accessed compression ignition engine. Transportation Engineering. vol. 2.
- (2020) Does power ultrasound (26 kHz) affect the hydrogen evolution reaction(HER) on Pt polycrystalline electrode in a mild acidic electrolyte?. Ultrasonics sonochemistry. vol. 69.
- (2019) Diffuse Back-Illuminated Extinction Imaging of Soot: Effects of Beam Steering and Flame Luminosity. SAE technical paper series. vol. 2019-January (January).
- (2019) Optical Measurements of In-Flame Soot in Compression-Ignited Methyl Ester Flames. Energy & Fuels. vol. 33.
- (2019) On soot sampling: Considerations when sampling for TEM imaging and differential mobility spectrometer. SAE technical paper series. vol. 2019:2019-24-0159 (September).
- (2019) Experimental Study of Ignition Delay, Combustion, and NO Emission Characteristics of Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. vol. 12 (1).
- (2017) Arctic Biodiesel Performance and PM Number Emissions. COMODIA 2017 . JSME; Okayama. 2017-07-25 - 2017-07-28.
- (2016) Stochastic Reactor Model Aiding Experimental HCCI Engine Operating on Surrogate Bio-Producer Gas. SAE.
- (2016) Optical characterization of Diesel and water emulsion fuel injection sprays using shadowgraphy. Fuel. vol. 172.
- (2016) Stochastic reactor model aiding experimental HCCI engine operating on surrogate bio-producer gas. SAE technical paper series. vol. 2016-Octobeer.
- (2015) Hydraulic characterization of Diesel and water emulsions using momentum flux. Fuel. vol. 162.
- (2014) Natural gas fuelled compression ignition engine performance and emissions maps with diesel and RME pilot fuels. Applied Thermal Engineering. vol. 67.
- (2013) Assessment of elliptic flame front propagation characteristics of hydrogen in an optically accessible spark ignition engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. vol. 38.
- (2013) Performance and specific emissions contours of a diesel and RME fueled compression-ignition engine throughout its operating speed and power range. Applied Energy. vol. 111.