Group

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Keywords: 
Transport, Emissions, Energy, Civil engineering, Engineering, Aerospace

Person

Dr William Crowther

Research interests:

- Design, control and flight test of of Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAVs), including fixed, rotary and flap

- Development of novel vision and acoustic based sensing systems for indoor navigation

- Flow control, including development of fluidic manoeuvre effectors for flapless aircraft, flow separ

- Flapping flight. Development of flapping wing propulsion systems for sub 1g insect like flight vehicles

- Fluidic micropumping solutions for industrial applications

Keywords: 
Aerospace, Aerodynamics, Flow control, Water, Transport, Interdisciplinary, Applied research, Research methods, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Prof Sandy Smith

My general research interests lie in the area of design and analysis of electrical motors, generators, drives and actuators using analytical or computational electromagnetic methods. Particular interests currently include induction machines and superconducting/low-temperature technologies in the industrial, marine, aerospace, and renewable sectors. 

Keywords: 
Transport, Electric and electronics, Technology, Energy, Power engineering, Aerospace, Renewable energy, Sustainability

Person

Mr Michael Traut

Following completion of my PhD at Tyndall Manchester (supervisors: Alice Bows-Larkin and Ruth Wood), I am now an EPSRC Doctoral Prize fellow in the same group. My research focusses on shipping and climate change, and monitoring and quantifying emissions, and on mitigation technologies in the shipping sector. I am associated with the EPSRC-funded consortium proejct Shipping in Changing Climates (SCC) as well as the project Fleet Suite.

Keywords: 
Energy, Emissions, Carbon, Planning, Aerospace, Propulsion, Transport

Person

Dr Katharine Smith

Katharine's principal research interests are directed towards the understanding of the basic physical processes involved in electrospray and the development of novel technologies using electrospray, in particular micropropulsion for small satellites. She is also interested in nano satellite technologies.

Keywords: 
Electric and electronics, Energy, Aerosols, Aerospace, Propulsion, Transport, Astronomy, Design, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

Person

Dr Joseph Robson

Current work involves the coupling of thermodynamic models, based on Calphad methods, to novel kinetic models, enabling the time and temperature dependence of the microstructure (particularly second phase particles) to be determined for complex industrial alloys and processes. Such an approach is being used to predict microstructure evolution and subsequent effect on properties for a range of aluminium, magnesium, and zirconium alloys during processes such as hot rolling and welding. Applications for these materials include the automotive, aerospace, and nuclear industries.

Keywords: 
Metals, Automotives, Transport, Aerospace, Nuclear energy, Energy, Technology, Instrumentation, Electrochemistry

Person

Dr James Dorsey

Dr Dorsey is responsible for cloud microphysics instrumentation and measurements at the University of Manchester. He is a University research fellow and instrument scientist at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science's (NCAS) Facility for Ground Based Atmospheric Measurements.

Keywords: 
Weather, Climate, Water, Instrumentation, Aerospace, Transport, Particles, Physics, Scattering, Aviation

Person

Prof George Thompson

Corrosion Science and Engineering

Keywords: 
Green travel, Emissions, Transport, Automotives, Aerospace, Metals, Corrosion, Materials

Person

Prof Andrew Forsyth

Andrew Forsyth graduated with the BSc(Eng) degree in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, in 1981 and he obtained the PhD degree in Power Electronics from the University of Cambridge in 1987. Following industrial experience with GEC Electrical Projects, he has held lecturing positions at the universities of Bath and Birmingham and was appointed to the Chair in Power Electronics at Manchester in 2004 - a post that is co-sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering and Rolls-Royce.

Keywords: 
Power electronics, Energy, Electric and electronics, Energy networks, Aerospace, Electric vehicles, Transport

Person

Dr Alice Bows-Larkin

 

One of the University's growing number of Sustainability Enthusiasts. Find out more about the initiative here.

Keywords: 
Climate, Climate change, Carbon, Aviation, Aerospace, Transport, Shipping, Food, Economy, Sustainability enthusiast, Workplace engagement, Engagement, Sustainability, Teaching, Education

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