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Research Group: Low Carbon


Focus of Our Research

Our research under the low carbon banner has two elements

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Building on its strong automotive heritage, reputation for enterprise and innovation, and its commitment to the low carbon economy, Coventry University is at the forefront of developments in ‘green’ vehicle technologies. The Microcab vision foresees a ‘New Mobility’ and our research focuses on the integration and use of fuel cells in Electric Vehicles.

We are also involved with the development of an automotive hybrid power flywheel system; including thermal modelling, vehicle system energy modelling, as well as control and sensor development work.

Thermofluid Engineering

Thermofluids Engineering group's work is focused on automotive aftertreatment applications. We are one of a small number of leading European research groups active in this field providing both technical expertise and dedicated test facilities. Established by Professor S F Benjamin, the group has accumulated more than 20 years of experience and expertise, has attracted ~£3M in both research and consultancy and produced 17 PhD completions.

Our research focuses on the development and validation of simulation techniques to predict the flow performance of after-treatment systems for spark ignition and diesel engines. An important strand is understanding the multi-physics associated with these systems; namely the fluid flow and heat and mass transfer. Other areas of interest include aerodynamics, flow performance in cooling systems, and development of novel CFD modelling techniques for flows in after treatment systems and other complex flows.


The Team

 Svetlana Aleksandrova Thumbnail

Svetlana Aleksandrova

CFD and heat transfer automotive emissions aftertreatment


Nwabueze Emekwuru

Low Carbon


Jonathan Saul

Low Carbon


Jinlei Shang

Low Carbon


Humberto Medina

Low Carbon


Evangelos Gkanas

Low Carbon

 Mansour al Qubeissi

Mansour al Qubeissi

Fluid dynamics

 

Hartwig Busch

Low Carbon

 

Martin Khzouz

Automotive and electrical systems

 

Peter Jostins

Low Carbon