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Prof Nick Syred

Honorary Prof.

Yr Ysgol Peirianneg

Email:
syredn@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
02920758816
Location:
W/1.26

Nick Syred graduated with a BEng in Mechanical Engineering in 1965 and obtained a PhD in Power Fluidics in 1969, both at Sheffield University, and was subsequently appointed Research Fellow in the Department of Fuel Technology at Sheffield, under Norman Chigier and John Beer in the area of Swirling Flow and Combustion. He moved to University College, Cardiff in 1974, continuing his work on combustion, swirling vortex and cyclonic flows, centrifugal separation of particles, and heat and mass transfer processes in general. His fields of interest include combustion of gaseous, liquid and solid fuels, heat exchangers, thermofluids, fluidics, water models, flow of steel, hot gas clean-up, cyclone dust separators and gas cleaning in general. During his time at Cardiff, a team of up to 8 research assistants and several research students has been developed, producing 40 PhD theses and 5 MSc theses. He has obtained research grants amounting to more than £5M from diverse sources including UKAEA, SERC, British Coal, BP, EEC, Air Products, Coal Processing Consultants Ltd and NSF in areas including biomass and coal combustion, heat exchangers, North Sea flare design, fundamentals of swirling flows with and without liquid/gaseous fuel combustion, power fluidics applied to the nuclear industry, and pressurised fluidised bed combustion, low NOx burners, novel cyclone dust separators, classifiers and gas centrifuges. Notable publications include a book Swirl Flows jointly with two colleagues in the USA. This is a standard reference book in this area. In December 1987 the book Principles of Combustion Engineering for Boilers was published by Academic Press and this contained a long chapter on Cyclone Combustors by Professor Syred. In 2002 he won the Nato Science Partnership prize with professor Khalatov of the Ukraine and Dr Koslov from Russia for Innovative Cooling Techniques applied to Gas Turbine Engines. In 2003 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research award to study innovative laser diagnostics and instabilities in swirl flows in Australia. This lead to the publication of a long review article about Swirl Flow Instabilities in the Journal Progress in Energy and Combustion Systems He has has served on the Coal Technology Sub-Committees, Process Engineering Committee and Energy Committees of the SERC, has been a member of the Watt Committee on Energy, is Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of the Institute of Energy, member of the Committee of the British Section of the Combustion Institute, UK Representative on the EEC Committee studying large combustion facilities, a member of the UK Government’s Coal Task Force, a member of the EPSRC Combustion College and has served as a Senator on the Engineering Council. He has also acted as an External Examiner for many PhD/MSc submissions at Imperial College London, Leeds, Brighton, Portsmouth, Sheffield, Cranfield and Adelaide Universities. He has been a Consultant to many organisations, including : UKAEA, British Coal, British Gas, Blue Circle Cement, Dyson Ltd, AEA Technology, Sturtevant Mill Company of Europe, NEI International, Babcock Power Ltd., Eminox, Hoover Ltd., Merpro Tortec, Llaidlaw Drew Ltd. Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
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2002 Winner of the Nato Science Partnership Prize with Professor Kozlov and Khalatov for Collaboration on Innovative Cooling Techniques Applied to Gas Turbine Engines 2003 Co-Ordinator of Powerflam 2 European Union Research programme involving 10 EU Partners and investigating problems of co-firing biomass with Coal inlarge Utility Boilers 2003 Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Award to study Instabilities in Swirling Flow using advanced laser diagnostics in Australia 2005 Nato Award to organise and hold an Advanced Research Workshop in the Ukraine 2006 Appointed to the Steering Committee of the EU Technology platform on biofuels 2010 Best paper award from the Terrestrial Energy Systems group of AIAA for paper presented at the 47th Aeropsace sciences meeting at Orlando, 2010 2011 Appointed Honorary Distinguished Professor at Cardiff University 2011 Awarded Prestigious George Westinghouse Gold medal for 2011 by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2011 Recognised as an author of one of the top 1% most cited papers in my field worldwide in 2011by the Council of Canadien Academies

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Centre for Energy, Waste and the EnvironmentDr A P Giles, Prof N SyredNational Assembly for Wales10000030/04/2007 - 30/04/2008
Underlying mechanisms of excitement and damping in unstable flow systemsSyred NRoyal Academy of Engineering 3179401/09/2003 - 30/04/2004
48th AIA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and New Horizons Forum - Travel GrantSyred NRoyal Society90001/01/2010 - 08/01/2010
Magnetic movement valve for miller cycle operation of engines (MOVEMAG)Syred N, Bowen PJCommission of European Communities 11865601/12/2002 - 30/11/2004
Studies of coal fired cyclone combustorsSyred N, Griffiths AJAir Products and Chemicals inc 7300001/03/2003 - 01/09/2004
Advanced combustion and aerothermal technologies: Environmental protection and pollution reductionsSyred N, Spratt MNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization99401/09/2005 - 31/08/2008
Advanced mechanical centre (AMEC)Syred N, Spratt M, Morris SSustainable Energy Ltd 9550023/06/2003 - 22/06/2005
Studies of processes in pre-calcinerSyred N, Griffiths AJCastle Cement Ltd 800001/01/2004 - 01/01/2006
Studies of fuel blend properties in boilers and simulation rigs to increase biomass and bio-waste materials used for co-firing in pulverised coal fired biolers (POWERFLAM 2)Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Williams KPCommission of European Communities 21987901/01/2003 - 31/12/2005
Solar air conditioning system using very low cost variable plastic ejector with hybrid potential for different markets (SACPEH)Syred N, O’Doherty TCommission of European Communities 10973401/11/2002 - 31/10/2004
Advanced combustion and aerothermal technologies: Environmental protection and pollution reductionsSyred N, Dr M SprattNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization 2992001/09/2005 - 31/08/2006
Early stage research training in integrated energy conversion for a sustainable environment (INECSSE)Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Bowen PJ, O'Doherty TCommission of European Communities 25513501/03/2006 - 28/02/2010
Advanced mechanical centre (AMEC)Syred N, Spratt M, Morris SThe National Assembly for Wales (European Regional Development Fund)19084923/06/2003 - 22/06/2005
Maximising the effectiveness of a sustainable recycling strategy for a typical Valley Region of South WalesGriffiths AJ, Williams KP, Syred NAmgen Cymru Ltd 44382401/01/2002 - 31/12/2005
Impact assessment of coal fired boilers with the co-firing of substitute fuels. Phase 2 - Development of methodologiesProf N Syred, Dr AJ GriffithsInternational Flame Research Foundation 6273001/09/2001 - 01/09/2003
A clean efficient system for producing charcoal, heat and powerProf N Syred, Dr AJ GriffithsEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 18569501/01/2002 - 31/12/2003
Literature review of energyProf N Syred, Dr AJ Griffiths, Dr KP WilliamsThe National Assembly for Wales 500001/09/2001 - 01/11/2001
Centre of Excellence for research in energy waste and environmentProf N Syred, Dr AJ Griffiths, Mr MP Alanou, Dr C Bates, Dr PJ Bowen, Dr JA Brandon, Dr HP Evans, Dr CA Featherston, Dr KM Holford, Prof FD Pooley, Dr DM O'Doherty, Dr T O’Doherty, Prof RW Snidle, Prof J Watton, Dr KP Williams, Dr Y XueWelsh Development Agency 30000001/05/2001 - 30/04/2004
Multidisciplinary research in tidal stream energy - marineProf N Syred, Dr DM O'Doherty, Dr T O'Doherty, (with University of Swansea)National Assembly for Wales (KEF)5144912/02/2007 - 30/06/2008
R & D Centre in sustainable gas turbine power - phase 1Prof PJ Bowen, Prof AJ Griffiths, Dr T O’Doherty, Prof N SyredWelsh Development Agency35000001/11/2004 - 30/04/2005
Evaluation of a large energy intensive site to determine if centralised electricity generation and steam distribution is preferable to local generationO'Doherty T, Marsh R, Bowen PJ, Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Williams KPEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council78476201/10/2009 - 31/03/2013
BIOMASSDr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ BowenVarious Sources3884001/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
BIOMASSDr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ BowenVarious industry25778001/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
BIOMASSDr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ BowenNational Assembly for Wales (KEF)54584401/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
Studies of fluidic systems for environmental applicationsDr T O'Doherty, Prof N SyredHydro International1320001/10/2002 - 01/10/2005
Establish an Intermediate Pressure, High Mass Flow Gas Turbine Combustor Test Facility as a Commercial R&D Facility at EMC2: Feasibility StudyBowen PJ, Syred N, Morris SMNational Assembly for Wales (A4B)1565101/01/2009 - 31/03/2009




Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Studies of Co-firing Coal with biomass on a Two Stage Simulator for Utility BoilersABD RAHMAN AdlansyahGraduatePhD
Coherent Structures an Their Effects on Processes Occuring in Swirl CombustorsVALERA MEDINA AgustinGraduatePhD
Calculations and Experiments on y-type Stirling enginesWAGNER AndreasGraduatePhD
Alternative Fuels and Technology For Internal Combustion EnginesGILES Anthony PeterGraduatePhD
Premixed combustion of alternative fuels under varying conditions of temperature and pressure.BAGDANAVICIUS AudriusGraduatePhD
STUDIES OF HIGH EMISSIVITY BURNERS USING JET PRECESSION AND SWIRLEVANS BenGraduatePhD
Studies of Fluidic Systems for Environmental ApplicationsEGARR Darrell AnthonyGraduatePhD
CHEMICAL KINETIC MODELLING OF HYDROCARBON COMBUSTIONMARSANO FlavioGraduatePhD
Integrated Physical and Chemical Modelling of Pulse CombustorsMOMAHEDI-HERAVI HamidGraduatePhD
DESIGN OF A LOW COST VENTILATED PROTOVOLTAIC CLADDINGUNIACKE Henry George MartinGraduatePhD
RESONANCE PROBLEMS IN COMBUSTION SYSTEMSDAWSON James RichardGraduatePhD
MEASUREMENTS OF ANGULAR AND WAVELENGTH DEPENDANT OPTICAL PROPERTIES USING A UNIQUE PHOTOGONIOMETER DESIGNBREITENBACH JanGraduatePhD
Studies of Fundamental Process Occurring in Precalciners and Cyclone Preheater Tower using CFDKURNIAWAN Katon PrimantoGraduatePhD
Reduction of Mismatch Losses Due to Poor Irradiation Uniformity in Photovoltaic ArraysSPRATT Mark RobertGraduatePhD
A STUDY OF A TORE TRANSPORT SYSTEMFARAM Michael GuyGraduatePhD
Flasback and Blowoff Characteristics of Gas Turbine Swirl Combustor.ABDUL SADA MohammedGraduatePhD
Flasback Studies with Premixed Swirl CombustionSHELIL Nasser Mohamed RadwanGraduatePhD
Design Study of a 2.6m Radio Telescope for the Study of the Cosmic Microwave BackgroundMALLIE Olivier EricGraduateMPhil
The Development of a Slagging and Fouling Predictive methodology for Large Scale Pulverised Boilers Fired with Coal/Biomass BlendsPLAZA Piotr PatrykGraduatePhD
EVALUATION OF VORTEX COOLING SYSTEMS FOR TURBINE BLADESAL-AJMI Rashed MohsenGraduatePhD
DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF AN INFORMATIONAL DATA SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PYROLYSIS PROCESSGRIFFITHS Richard HughGraduatePhD
NUMERICAL ANALYSIS OF SCAGGING CYCLONE COMBUSTORSPOUBLON RodolpheGraduateMPhil
DEVELOPMENT OF A THERMAL PERFORMANCE TEST FOR AN INTEGRATED COLLECTOR-STORAGE SOLAR WATER HEATING SYSTEMLART Sarah KatherineGraduatePhD
STUDIES & DEVELOPMENT OF NOVEL HIGH SPEED CENTRIFUGE SYSTEMSKHALATOV SergeiGraduatePhD
The Development of a Prediction Tool for Utility Boiler PerformanceREES-GRALTON ThomasGraduatePhD
NUMERICAL MODELLING OF AN INVERTED CYCLONE GASIFERSFRASER Thomas A CGraduatePhD
An Experimental Study of Combustion Instability in Swirl-Stabilized Burner/Furnace SystemsRODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ Victor ManuelGraduatePhD
Dynamic Modelling of Combustion ProcessesQIN YongGraduatePhD
MODELLING OF NATURALLY VENTILATED PHOTOVOLTAIC CLADDINGIBRAHIM ZahariGraduatePhD
Design of Solar Powered Air-Conditioning UnitANHAR ZakiGraduateMPhil