Dr Apostolos Pesiridis


Lecturer - Course Director, MSc Course in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering & UG Course in Automotive Engineering

Room: H114
Brunel University London
United Kingdom
Tel: +44(0)1895 267901
Email: apostolos.pesiridis@brunel.ac.uk


About Me

I am Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Design at Brunel University London and I work in the Centre of Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (CAPF). My research focus is in turbomachinery applications, primarily for automotive applications, combining modelling and experimental approaches. Other areas of my research involve aviation-related applications of turbomachinery and wind turbines. My core area is, however, the automotive and motorsport sector and in this respect my research has spanned the application areas of internal combustion, hybrid and full electric vehicles.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Lecturer in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering

Academic and Professional Qualifications/Memberships

  • MEng, City University London, UK.
  • PhD, Imperial College London, UK.
  • DIC, Diploma of Imperial College
  • CEng, Chartered Engineer.
  • MIMechE, Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
  • MASME, Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece


  • 2013-today, Lecturer, Brunel Unversity London, UK
  • 2008-2012, Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK
  • 2002-2006, Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK

Research and Teaching

Research Interests

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics, one-dimensional modelling of turbomachines, internal combustion, hybrid and fully electric engines, as well as wind turbines.
  • Performance testing of turbomachinery and electric motors in both steady and unsteady flow conditions.
  • Design of experimental test facilities for high-speed turbomachinery and electric motor testing as well as the selection and implementation of instrumentation and data logging and acquisition equipment.
  • Sustainable Energy Technologies; In particular aircraft and fully electric vehicles from the techno-socio-economic perspectives.
  • Wind Turbine performance simulations and environmental impact.

Current Research

  • 2012-2013 - Project Manager for Advanced turbocharger on-engine development in collaboration with Imperial College London and industry
  • 2012-2013 - Project Manager for Advanced turbocharger testing in collaboration with Imperial College London and Honda, £31,418

Previous Research

  • Vehicle Energy Recovery through an Intelligent Turbo Assist System (VERITAS), EPSRC/TSB - Industry, £249,600, 2010-2013
  • Engine downsizing and hybrid/electric vehicle applications, TSB -Industry (130696 ), £29,712, 2011-2012
  • Ultraboost - Highly downsized Gasoline Engine, TSB - Industry, £213,364, 2010-2013
  • iTurbo: Exhaust Energy Recovery in Low Carbon Vehicles by Intelligent Turbocharging, EPSRC (EP/H050183/1), £192,416, 2010-2012
  • Steady state testing of turbocharger, Honda - Industry, £20,218, 2009
  • Active Control Turbocharger, Carbon Trust (ICN 2453), £23,200, 2005
  • Turbocharger Unsteady Aerodynamics with Active Control, EPSRC (GR/S04338/01), £185,400, 2002-2005
  • Laboratory Upgrade, Central Research Fund – CRF, (AR/ATF/B), £2,275, 2001



  • ME3607, Vehicle Dynamics module (3rd year lecture)
  • ME1332, Introduction to Design module (1st year workshop)
  • ME5538: Major Group Project module (MSc group project co-supervision)
  • ME2555: Placement student supervision
  • ME5500: MSc Dissertation supervision: I supervise 4 MSc Dissertations and co-supervise another 4

Past Teaching

  • 2005-2006: Integrated Design and Manufacture (3rd-year workshop module)
  • 2009-2010: Fluid Mechanics (1st year laboratory)
  • 2010-2011: Fluid Mechanics (1st year tutorial)
  • 2010-2011: Thermodynamics (2nd year tutorial)
  • 2010-2011: Gas Turbines (4th year lecture)
  • 2010-2011: Energy Systems Technology (MSc lecture)
  • 2011-2012: Internal Combustion Engines (2nd year laboratory)
  • 2011-2012: Thermodynamics (1st year tutorial)
  • 2011-2012: Thermodynamics (2nd year tutorial)

Research Supervision

  • 2011-2012: I co-supervise 3 PhD students who started during this time frame.



  • 2006, Short-listed in ALTRAN Foundation for Innovation Awards; Selected among 80 applicants and presented among panel of international experts (including the French minister for technology). Secured technical and consultancy support from ALTRAN for continuation of turbocharger project

Visiting Academic

  • Visiting Academic, Imperial College London, 2013

Professional Activities

  • Professional Development Workshop organizer and presenter for 1st Workshop on Engine Downsizing and Turbocharging”, Imperial College London, 2012.
  • Seminar organizer for Engine Downsizing Conference  (ImechE, 2011)
  • Seminar Organizer and presenter International Conference on Sustainable Mobility, Malaysia, 2010
  • Reviewer for ASME Turbo Expo 2009-2013, SAE World Congress 2010, SAE APAC-17, 2013
  • Reviewer for International Journal of Engine Research and Journal of Turbomachinery


  • Honda, Aeristech, Van Dyne


Page last updated: Friday 12 September 2014