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Cardiff engineer wins the prestigious Hinshelwood Prize for Combustion

21 August 2020

Dan Pugh

Dr Daniel Pugh of the School of Engineering has been announced as the 2020 recipient of the Hinshelwood Prize for Combustion.

The Hinshelwood Prize is awarded in recognition of meritorious work in any branch of combustion by a young scientist of the British Section of The Combustion Institute.

Lecturer, Dr Pugh, won the award for his contribution to research in the School of Engineering’s Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC). Funded by the FLEXIS project, to develop flexible energy system technology, Dr Pugh works primarily in the application of alternative, carbon-free fuels, and the reduction of harmful emissions. The award covers a body of his work over the last few years, including the development of low-NOx combustion systems, and using advanced diagnostics to characterise the potentially beneficial influences of steam on waste gases.

Talking of his experience as a combustion researcher, Daniel said: “I’m extremely proud to receive the award, which recognises the sustained effort of the entire GTRC research team and the excellent research quality produced at Cardiff University.”

The Hinshelwood Prize is the only award of the section for the overall contribution to the field of combustion.

The prize commemorates Sir Cyril Hinshelwood, who shared the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1956 with Nikolay Nikolayevich Semyonov for his work on the combustion of hydrogen.

The award will be presented at the Annual General Meeting of the Combustion Institute British Section, which will take place online on 5 and 6 November 2020.

Congratulations go out to Dr Pugh from everyone at the School of Engineering.

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