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Dr Agustin Valera-Medina

Dr Agustin Valera-Medina

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

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Email:
valeramedinaa1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5948
Location:
S/1.03a
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2006-09 PhD Mechanical Engineering. Thesis Title: Coherent structures and their effects on processes occurring in swirl combustors for turbines. Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. Studies in flashback, flame stability, structural analysis of swirl burners and combustion of alternative fuels in gas turbines for emissions reduction.  Reg. No. 576982 (CEng). 2005-06 MSc in Geoenvironmental Engineering. Modules included: Geochemistry, advanced management, environmental laws, renewable energy, NOx mitigation using swirl burners. Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. Distinction, First Class Student. 1998-02 BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering in Thermo-energy and Environmental Improvement. Modules included: Applied thermodynamics (10/10), selected themes on energy production (10/10), material mechanics (9/10), Structural design (10/10), fluid dynamics (9/10). Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico. Distinction, First Class Student. Reg. No. 3832876. EXPERIENCE 2012-Curr. Lecturer at Cardiff University. Combustion Dynamics and Thermofluids. 2009-2012 Project Leader and Research Associate (level 7). CIATEQ A.C., National Council of Science and Technology. 2007-09 Research Assistant, Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC) and the Centre for Research in Energy, Waste and Environment (CREWE) at Cardiff University. 2006-09 Lecturer Assistant and Invigilator, Cardiff University. 2003-05 Project Leader and Project Engineer. Assa Abloy, Locks Manufacturing Industry. 2002-03 Research Assistant. Materials Science Institute, UNAM. Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Energy and Environment


HONORS AND ACTIVITIES * Awarded by Dr. Barnés de Castro (UNAM University Rector) for obtaining the best grades of the generation 1994-1997. * Member of the High Academic Achievement Program, UNAM (1998 to 2002). * Member of the TELMEX Foundation (1998 to 2002). Recipient of scholarship. * Awarded an scholarship by the Materials Science Institute (2001 to 2002) to participate in a materials-related research project. * Awarded an scholarship by CONACYT (2002) to participate in a thermoelectric materials-related research project. *First Prize in the Young Researchers Forum, Energy Institute, Cardiff University (2006). * First Prize in the Conference on Heat and mass transfer and hydrodynamics in swirling flows, Moscow, Russia, 2008. * Second Prize in the Young Researcher in Combustion Forum, Institute of Physics, U.K., 2009. *Recipient of the Award for the AIAA Best Terrestrial Energy System Paper, 2010. * Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI), Mexico, 2010. MEMBERSHIPS (Career Oriented) * Combustion Institute, British Section. * Energy Institute, London. * American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA. * Chartered Engineer, IMechE (Corporate Member, CEng). Memb. Num. 80096373 * National System of Researchers, SNI. * Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineers, SOMIM, active member.

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Selective exhaust gas recirculation for carbon capture with gas turbinesMarsh R, Bowen P, Valera-Medina AEPSRC109989101/10/2014 - 30/09/2017
BRISK- The European Research Infrastructure for Thermochemical Biomass ConversionBowen P J, Valera-Medina AEC (FP7)26493001/10/2011 - 30/09/2015
Advanced gas turbine cycles for high efficiency and sustainable future conventional generationBowen P, Marsh R, Crayford A, Valera-Medina AEPSRC via Imperial College London44349401/04/2015 - 31/03/2018
Flexible and Efficient Power Plant: Flex-E-PlantBowen P, Marsh R, Morris S, Valera-Medena AEPSRC via Loughborough35059701/03/2013 - 30/09/2017
Injection mass measurementValera Medina A, Giles A, Morris SRicardo UK Ltd1600006/01/2014 - 28/02/2014
Visualisation of Honda 125 125cc CarburettorValera Medina A, Giles A, Morris SRicardo1250008/05/2013 - 07/07/2013
Decoupled Green Energy SupplyValera-Media A, Bowen PJ, Marsh R, Crayford ATSB (Innovate UK)28500001/01/2015 - 31/12/2017
Combustion characteristics of ammomia-based mixtures for power-generation applicationsValera-Medina A, Crayford A, Bowen P, Marsh RSiemens AG16100001/04/2014 - 30/09/2014

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND REACTOR DESIGN OF A FLUIDISED BED GASIFIERAL FARRAJI Abbas Abdulkareem MahmoodCurrentPhD
HEAT TRANSFER STUDIES ON GASIFICATION WITH NANOPARTICLES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF STEM FOR POWER INCREASE IN GAS TURNINE. SPECIALISATION - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING/RENEWABLE ENERGYALAKAISHI Ahmed Salih ShakerCurrentPhD
DESIGN OF A CONDENSATE RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR HUMIDIFIED ADVANCED TURBINE CYCLES - SPECIALISATION - MECHANICAL AND THERMAL ENGINEERING.AL DOBOON Ali Ibraheem MohammedCurrentPhD
Flame stability limits with different fuels for gas turbine combustors. (Mechanical Engineering/thermal power).ALSAEGH Ali Safa NouriCurrentPhD
Computer control of a combustion process on suppressing fluctuationOKON Aniekan AkpanCurrentPhD
SIMULATION AND VALIDATION OF USE OF ALTERNATIVE FUELS IN GAS TURBINESHATEM Fares A HatemCurrentPhD
FUEL FLEXIBILITY AND PLANT EFFICIENCY FOR FUTURE GAS TURBINE ENGINESKURJI Hayder JabbarCurrentPhD
Effects Of Geometry and Gas Composition on Swirling FlowsBAEJ HeshamGraduatePhD
Thermosacoustic studies on alternative fuels for aeroderivative engines.XIAO HuaCurrentPhD
ESTIMATION OF THE PROBABILITY OF SUCCESS OF THE SHALE GAS PRODUCTION BY EVALUATING THE RISK OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING ACTIVITIES.MAYEN ESPINOSA Lizbeth ValeriaCurrentPhD
AN EXPERIMENTAL AND MODELLING STUDY OF GAS TURBINE FUEL INJECTOR OPTIMISATIONALFAHHAM Mohammed Abdulridha HusseinCurrentPhD
Heat transfer analysis towards the boundary layer and its impacts on flashback for highly enriched hydrogen blends. (Mechanical Engineering/thermal power).ALBOSHMINA Najlaa Ali HusseinCurrentPhD
Convective Heat Transfer using Nano-Particles (Specialisation - Mechanical Engineering/ Thermal Power Mechanics)FATLA Oula Muhammed HadawiCurrentPhD
Development of Rapid Annealing Without Induction.CASTANEDA GUTIERREZ OTERO Victor EduardoCurrentPhD
ALTERNATIVE AND MICRO PROPULSION SYSTEMSDULAIMI Zaid Maan HasanCurrentPhD