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The Thermal Propulsion Systems Research Group research and people involved

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Thermal Propulsion Systems Research Group

Our Research

The Thermal Propulsion Systems Research Group, which was founded in 1993 by Professor Richard Stone, is dedicated to developing the fundamental science necessary to enable substantial emissions reductions and efficiency improvements in next generation vehicles.

Based at the Department of Engineering Science, we conduct a wide range of analytical, experimental and numerical studies in support of this goal with a strong focus on the development and application of novel laser-based measurement methods on engines and rigs, combustion simulations and future fuels.

The Group is proud of its historically strong links with the UK automotive industry. Currently, we are the academic lead for a major EPSRC sponsored collaborative research initiative with Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens Digital Industries to develop advanced hybrid-specific powertrain (Centre of Excellence for Hybrid Propulsion Systems). Other current industry research partners include BP and the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK.

Hybrid -  Combustion engines -  Future fuels