Shenghui joined Loughborough in July 2007, after spending nearly two years working at Ricardo. While at Ricardo, he was involved in engine and powertrain systems modelling and development, including work on advanced hybrid systems. Prior to Ricardo, Shenghui received a research-based Master's degree from Tianjin University, working in the State Key Laboratory for IC Engines. His Master's thesis was entitled 'Study of Diesel Engine Fault Diagnosis Based on Fuzzy Diagnosis Technique' and involved experimental and computational work to develop a novel diesel engine fault analysis strategy.
Shenghui has received a prestigious oversees research studentship (ORS) as well as a departmental award to support his research at Loughborough.
Shenghui's PhD research project investigates combustion stability and emissions for diesel engines operating in the 'low temperature combustion' regime. He is using the new AVL 0.5L single-cylinder research engine to conduct experimental tests at high EGR levels over a range of operating parameters.
Shenghui is co-supervised by Prof. Colin Garner.
Antonis joined Loughborough in 2007, transferring from his previous Dphil program at Sussex University where he was investigating engine architecture for biofuels and dual-fuel combustion. Antonis holds an MEng in Mechanical Engineering from Sussex University where his final projects were constructing and testing a rig to investigate turbo sub-cooling as well as a thesis on Helmholtz intake resonance in a Ricardo E6 engine.
Antonis' current research focuses on optimizing injection strategies to accommodate biofuel blends, as well as looking into the hysteresis variation fuel type and injection regime can impose on injectors in a diesel engine.
Antonis's lead supervisor is Prof. Richard Stobart.
Asish holds a research based Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in IC engines from IIT Madras, Chennai, India. The title of his MS thesis is ‘Evaluation of Performance, Emissions and Combustion Characteristics of an IC Engine for Mini Air Vehicles’ which basically involved experimental work on a 7.45 cm3 IC Engine. After his Masters degree, he worked in National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore in the area of rotor dynamics and foil air bearings and then nearly a year in Honeywell Technology Solutions Lab Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore in the area of thermodynamics modelling and simulation of turbochargers for IC Engines.
Asish is currently working on an EPSRC funded project titled ‘Diesel Engine Combustion Diagnostic with High EGR’. The project involves identification of causes of cyclic variability and unstable combustion at high load with high EGR. It also aims to correlate between cyclical variation in the combustion event (identification of combustion event using in-cylinder optical diagnostic and in-cylinder gas sampling through the use of fast response engine sampling valve) to cycle resolved exhaust emissions measurement and possible strategy and control mechanism for reduction of emissions during transition from low temperature to conventional combustion regime as well as during high EGR operation.
Asish is co-supervised by Prof. Colin Garner.
Current Undergraduate Student Projects
2009/10: Projects under development
Summary: I am currently preparing projects for the upcoming academic year. If you are entering Part-C and have an interest in engine- or energy-related projects, please let me know. A full listing of projects and allocation will follow the procedures outlined on the 'Learn' server.
2008/09: Swirl Control Valve
Summary: For this project, a flow-control system will be developed to control the amount of swirl in the AVL single-cylinder research engine.
2008/09: Vehicle Driveline Model
Summary: The student is developing a modular model which will allow easy prediction of engine performance under varying vehicle operating conditions. The model will include both conventional powertrains and advanced hybrid strategies.
2008/09: Hydrogen Fuelling System Development
Summary: This work entails the project student designing a hydrogen fuelling system for the AVL single-cylinder research engine. A major focus of the project will be on conducting a thorough safety review. This will also identify what modifications to the test cell may be required for H2 operation.
2007/08: EGR Flow Measurement project
Summary: In this project, the student designed and produced a venturi system designed to measure the rate at which exhaust gas is being recirculated in the AVL single cylinder research engine. Click on the thumbnail image of the poster to see the project results.
2007/08: Cyclical Variability in Exhaust Composition
Summary: The student used a Cambustion CSV fast-acting sampling valve to measure variations in the exhaust composition of a diesel engine. Click on the thumbnail image of the poster to see the project results.
Photo of 2007 research group