The Thermofluids Research Group comprises three academic staff from the School of Engineering.
Dr Al-Abdeli leads the Thermofluids Research Group. He has more than ten years research experience in a number of topics under thermofluids: combustion, experimental diagnostics and hydrogen technology. He is a recognised researcher in the field with numerous scientific papers, a peer-reviewer for journal and conference articles and supervises projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate level.
Within the Thermofluids Research Group, for Dr Yasir Al-Abdeli focuses on the following areas:
- Hydrogen and alternate energy technology: mobile and stationary applications;
- Fluids: jets and flow instabilities;
- Combustion: combustion processes and swirl; and
- Experimental techniques and diagnostics: turbulence measurements, flow visualisations and imaging.
Dr Kothapalli is an active member of the Thermofluids Research Group with multi-disciplined experience in the application of physical process modelling, neural network (intelligent) simulations and industrial control to engineering systems. He supervises projects at the postgraduate and undergraduate level. He has supported post-doctoral (research) fellows funded through the Endeavour Research Fellowships programme.
Within the Thermofluids Research Group, for Dr Ganesh Kothapalli focuses on the following areas:
- Energy systems: physical process modelling and neural network techniques; and
- Industrial control: renewable energy technology and energy management.
Within the Thermofluids Research Group, Dr Miccal Matthews focuses on the following areas:
- Energy systems: theoretical modelling of physical systems;
- Fluids: small-scale flow modelling;
- Combustion: combustion physics, laminar premixed flame structure and stability; and
- Experimental techniques: experimental design enabling direct links to theoretical work, both analytic and numeric.