Dr Apostolos Pesiridis
Lecturer - Course Director, MSc Course in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering & UG Course in Automotive Engineering
Brunel University London
- Theme Leader (Turbomachinery), Centre of Advanced Powertrain and Fuels
- Course Director of the MSc in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Course
- Course Director of the MSc in Automotive and Motorsport Engineering Course
Academic and Professional Qualifications/Memberships
- 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
- MSAE, Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers
- Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece
- FHEA, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
- 2013-today, Lecturer, Brunel University London, UK
- 2008-2012, Research Associate, Imperial College London, UK
- 2002-2006, Research Assistant, Imperial College London, UK
Research and Teaching
- Transportation turbomachinery (automotive, aerospace, marine and rail): boosting, turbocharging, exhaust and waste heat energy recovery turbomachines.
- IC Engine valve technologies
- Computational Fluid Dynamics, one-dimensional modelling of turbomachines, internal combustion, hybrid and fully electric engines.
- Performance testing of IC engine, 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.
- I am currently leading a team of researchers in the areas highlighted in my Research Interests section above funded by Industry, EPSRC, TSB and the Royal Academy of Engineering.
- Research Highlights: Initiator of a number of research ideas pushing the boundary of turbocharger state-of-art: variable geometry, active control, electric-assist and hydraulic assist are all concepts for which I have patents or patent applications pending.
- Some of my ideas above or projects which I have helped develop are in the production stage helping to make internal combustion engines cleaner and more efficient.
- Active Control Turbocharger concept
- UltraBoost” – a 60% downsized, gasoline engine offering over 30% increase in fuel economy.
- VERITAS - Vehicle Energy Recovery through an Intelligent Turbo Assist System” – a cutting edge hybrid turbocharger concept for a medium-range diesel, which developed the “world’s fastest switched reluctance electrical machine” and the fastest turbocharger transient response compared to the state-of-the-art (on-going)
- Have carried out collaborative research with many vehicle as well as Tier 1/2 OEMs and smaller SMEs from the UK, Europe, US and Japan
- 11 projects of a total value of £5 million.
- ME1332: Introduction to Design module (1st year workshop)
- ME2555: Placement student supervision (2nd year work placement)
- ME2604: Vehicle Design (2nd year lecture and laboratory)
- ME3309/3399: Individual Major Project (3rd year BEng/MEng project supervision)
- ME3607: Vehicle Dynamics module (3rd year lecture)
- ME3604/ME5541: Vehicle Design (3rd year and MSc lecture and laboratory)
- ME5307/5537: Internal Combustion Engines (5th year/MSc lecture)
- ME5500: Individual Major Project (MSc Dissertation supervision)
- ME5308/5538: Major Group Project module (5th year/MSc group project supervision)
- Integrated Design and Manufacture (3rd-year workshop module)
- Fluid Mechanics (1st year laboratory)
- Fluid Mechanics (1st year tutorial)
- Thermodynamics (1st and 2nd year tutorials)
- Internal Combustion Engines (2nd year laboratory)
- Gas Turbines (4th year lecture)
- Energy Systems Technology (MSc lecture)
- Team of 8 PhD students and 1 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (see Brunel jobs for upcoming PhD and post-doctoral research fellowship opportunities in the area of IC Engine boosting, turbocharging, exhaust and waste heat recovery or email me at: Apostolos.Pesiridis@brunel.ac.uk )
- Jaguar Land Rover Prize for Best Group Project of the Year (supervision of Major Group Project titled: “Design of Nozzle Mechanism to Improve Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) Turbine Performance”)
- 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, Imperial College London, 2013 - today
- Organisation of and speaker at: the “2nd Workshop on Engine Downsizing and Turbocharging”, Imperial College London, 15-05-2014, the “Internal Combustion Engines: Future Technologies and Fuels” Seminar, Brunel University London, 12-05-2014, the “1st Workshop on Engine Downsizing and Turbocharging”, Imperial College London, 14-05-2012, the International Conference on Sustainable Mobility 2010, SAE Malaysia, 29 November – 2 December 2010.
- Reviewer for 12 conferences and 8 journals
- Organizing Committee and Forum Organizer/Vanguard Chair for ISROMAC 16,, Honolulu , USA, April 2016.
- Session Chair for ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbo Expos and International Conference on Sustainable Mobility of recent years
- Have consulted or am consulting several of the major OEMs and Tier 1s in the area of transportation turbomachinery
(2013) Terdich, N. , Martinez-Botas, RF. , Romagnoli, A. and Pesiridis, A. , Mild Hybridization via Electrification of the Air System: Electrically Assisted and Variable Geometry Turbocharging Impact on an Off-Road Diesel Engine, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 136 (3) : 031703- 031703 Download publication
(2013) Teo Sheng Jye, A. , Pesiridis, A. , Rajoo, S. and Pesiridis, A. , Effects of Mechanical Turbo Compounding on a Turbocharged Diesel Engine, SAE Technical Papers
(2013) Rajoo, S. , Pesiridis, A. and Martinez-Botas, R. , Novel method to improve engine exhaust energy extraction with active control turbocharger, International Journal of Engine Research Online First
(2012) Pesiridis, A. and Martinez-Botas, R. , Experimental testing of an active control turbocharger turbine inlet equipped with a sliding sleeve nozzle, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 227 (6) : 800- 811
(2012) Pesiridis, A. , The application of active control for turbocharger turbines, International Journal of Engine Research 13 385- 398
(2012) Pesiridis, A. , Issues in the integration of active control turbochargers with internal combustion engines, International Journal of Automotive Technology 13 873- 884
(2011) Martinez-Botas, R. and Pesiridis, A. , Overview of boosting options for future downsized engines, Science China Technological Sciences 54 (2)
(2012) Pesiridis, A. , Lioutas, S. and Martinez-Botas, R. , Integration of Unsteady Effects in the Turbocharger Design Process, , ASME TURBO EXPO 2012
(2012) Chiong, MC. , Rajoo, S. , Pesiridis, A. and Martinez-Botas, RF. , Downsizing Capability Evaluation of Active Control Turbocharger (ACT), , International Conference on Science, Technology and Social Sciences
(2012) Pesiridis, A. , Bin Saiful-Islam Wan Salim, W. and Martinez-Botas, R. , Turbocharger Matching Methodology for Improved Exhaust Energy Recovery, , 10th International Conference on Turbocharging and Turbochargers
(2014) Mustafa, A. , Martinez-Botas, RF. , Pesiridis, A. , Chiong, MS. and Rajoo, S. , Assessment of turbocharger turbine unsteady flow modelling methodology on engine performance, , ASME 2014 12th Biennial Conference on Engineering Systems Design and Analysis, ESDA 2014 (1)
(2014) Shettigar, V. and Pesiridis, A. , Materials Selection for Variable Geometry Turbine Nozzle for Gasoline Engine Application, ASME TURBO EXPO 2014
(2014) Rajoo, S. , Romagnoli, A. , Martinez-Botas, R. , Pesiridis, A. , et al. , Automotive Exhaust Waste Heat Recovery Technologies. In: Automotive Exhaust Emissions and Energy Recovery. NOVA Science Publishers Inc.