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Dr Richard Marsh

Dr Richard Marsh

Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
marshr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 6852
Campuses
W/2.36

Richard Marsh is a Senior Lecturer specialising in energy systems. His teaching expertise covers thermodynamics, energy studies and energy management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His main research interests are: Combustion Biomass to energy systems Fuel injection Gas turbine engineering (  http://www.cu-gtrc.co.uk  ) Waste Management Richard Graduated from Warwick University in 1999 with a BEng in mechanical engineering and a MRes in advanced engineering, specialising in optical diagnostics for combustion systems. In 1999 he took a position as an engineer with DERA (later privatised to QinetiQ). Whilst at QinetiQ, Richard worked in the combustion and emissions group, developing gas turbine technologies for military and civil applications. Most of this work involved high-pressure combustion testing at the Pyestock facility, in areas such as nonsteady combustion behaviour and particulate matter ejection. In 2002 Richard joined Cardiff University as a PhD student in the School of Engineering. Post PhD he worked as a research associate and project manager on a range of energy related projects including gasification and combustion of biomass and waste. During this time he undertook a number of collaborative projects with companies such as RWE, Castle Cement and Progressive Energy. Richard took a lectureship in the School of Engineering in 2008 and became involved with the School’s Gas Turbine Research Centre (GTRC). To date he has worked on and led a variety of research projects and presented at major international conferences, including ASME, ICLASS and ICSW. He currently works collaboratively with companies including Rolls-Royce, eon, TATA, EU EASA, Stork B V and others. Funding sources for his research include TSB, EPSRC, EU FP7, ERDF, Welsh Government and industry. Richard’s current research projects include methane oxycombustion for the development of capture ready power plants, work funded via the UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre. His portfolio also includes research into the nature of particulate matter from aircraft; research into power plant flexibility and use of alternative fuels; atomisation and spray formation in heavy fuels; and fundamental studies of swirl combustion processes with variable fuel compositions. Richard is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Physics and is a Director of the British Flame (the UK arm of the International Flame Research Foundation). He is a technical officer for the GTRC. Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Contribution to aircraft engines PM certification requirement and standard - Sample IIIMarsh R, Crayford AP, Bowen P, Morris S,European Aviation Safety Agency via Rolls Royce46089916/12/2010 - 30/11/2014
Study on sampling and measurement of aircraft particulate emissions - SAMPLEMarsh R, Bowen PJCommission of European Communities5604501/01/2009 - 30/11/2009
H2-IGCC Low Emission Gas Turbine Technology for Hydrogen-rich SyngasMarsh R, Bowen PJEuropean Commission (FP7)55669101/11/2009 - 31/12/2013
Novel atomisation for efficient combustion of complex liquid fuels (e.g. biofuels, heavy-end fuels).Marsh R, Bowen PJStork Thermeq3000001/10/2008 - 30/09/2011
Studying sampling and measuring of aircraft particle emissionsMarsh R, Bowen PJ, Morris SMEuropean Aviation Safety Agency52147811/12/2009 - 10/12/2010
Development, design and testing of a carbon dioxide based trap with on-board powerMarsh R, Min GKTP and Agrisense BCS Ltd18599201/08/2009 - 31/07/2012
Enhanced scientific understanding of an effervescent atomizerMarsh R, Bowen PStork Thermeq B.V2000001/10/2013 - 30/09/2016
Oxyfuel and exhaust gas recirculation processes in gas turbine combustion for improved carbon capture performanceMarsh R, Bowen P, Griffiths AEPSRC via University of Edinburgh8130601/03/2013 - 28/02/2014
Selective exhaust gas recirculation for carbon capture with gas turbinesMarsh R, Bowen P, Valera-Medina AEPSRC109989101/10/2014 - 30/09/2017
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS)Marsh R, O'Doherty TWEFO / Graveson Enery Management10103601/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Spray quality measurements for a series of Y-jet and internal mix atomisersBowen P, Kay P, Marsh RStork Thermq3216502/11/2010 - 30/04/2011
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
Coal Research ProjectGriffiths A, Bowen P, Marsh RTata Steel Strip Products Uk Ltd26958319/03/2012 - 30/09/2015
Coal Research ProjectGriffiths A, Bowen P, Marsh R, O'Doherty TTata Steel Strip Products Uk Ltd5000019/03/2013 - 30/09/2015
Identification, design and implementation of equipment and technology to process residual materials arising from the company's material recovery facilityGriffiths A, Marsh RLAS Recycing (KTP)13595817/08/2010 - 16/08/2012
To establish thermo electric module fabrication capability in the UK for creating a key energy device in the supply chain of energy harvesting systems.Min G, Marsh RKTP and European Thermodynamics12935401/02/2012 - 31/01/2014
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
Alternative Fuels, Low Emission, Safe Power GenerationBowen PJ,Welsh European Funding Office84412001/09/2011 - 30/06/2014
Waste treatment technologies - Education and trainingProf AJ Griffiths, Prof KP Williams, Dr R Marsh, (with University of Glamorgan)National Assembly for Wales (WDA) 3635301/04/2006 - 31/07/2007
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
KTP - LAS Recycling LtdWilliams KP, Griffiths AJ, Marsh RKTP - LAS Recycling Ltd12633919/03/2009 - 17/03/2011
Provision of services towards the development of a public European environmental model suite for aviationCrayford A, Bowen P, Marsh REuropean Commission15674201/01/2015 - 31/12/2016

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
Decision Making For Local Authorities In Wales In The Context Of Waste ManagementDAVIES Alexander Lloyd TheodorosThesis SubmittedPhD
ENHANCED SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF AN EFFERVESCENT ATOMISER.NILAND AndrewCurrentPhD
Computer control of a combustion process on suppressing fluctuationOKON Aniekan AkpanCurrentPhD
The Feasibility Of Energy-From-Waste Systems In The Uk - A Techno-Economic ModelLIMA Catarina Sofia LadeiraGraduateMPhil
Parametric Study of the Influence of Operating Conditions, Atomiser Geometry and Fluid Viscosity on Effervescent AtomisationKONSTANTINOV Dancho DanchevGraduatePhD
Coal Analysis and Operability in Iron and SteelSEXTON Dane ChristianCurrentPhD
An Investigation Into Parameters Affecting The Production Of UCG GasKONSTANTINOU EleniCurrentPhD
Biomass Gasification Using A Horizontal Entrained-Flow Gasifier And Catalytic Processing Of The Product GasLEGONDA Isack AmosGraduatePhD
PREPARING FOR TOMORROW'S ENERGY TODAY: POLICY-BASED FUEL STUDY IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTIONRUNYON Jon PatrickCurrentPhD
The Behavior of Swirling Flames Under Variable Fuel CompositionLEWIS JonathanGraduatePhD
THE DETERMINATION OF VARIABLES IMPORTANT TO THE REACTIVITY AND SUITABILITY OF COALS FOR INJECTION IN A BLAST FURNACEHERBERT Julian AustinCurrentPhD
DEVELOPMENT OF THERMOELECTRIC DEVICES: DESIGN, FABRICATION AND CHARACTERISATION.ROBBINS Mark CooperThesis SubmittedMPhil
Solar Absorption Cycle for Cooling / RefrigerationAL JUMA Marwan Juma AliGraduatePhD
Design and development of gasification processes in fluidised bed chemicalALHWAYZEE Mohammed Hussein AhmedCurrentPhD
Optimisation and Modelling of Pyrolysis Processes Focused On The Treatment of Municipal Solid Waste Scaled Towards Decentralised Energy From Waste SystemsCHALLANS PennyGraduatePhD
A missions measurement in full flexible gas turbinesMASHRUK Syed Ahmed RiasadCurrentPhD
Development and Investigation Of A Non-Catalytic Self-Aspirating Meso-Scale Premixed Burner Integrated Thermoelectric Power Generator.SINGH Tanuj DeepGraduatePhD
Development of Rapid Annealing Without Induction.CASTANEDA GUTIERREZ OTERO Victor EduardoCurrentPhD