Tim O`Doherty

Tim O`Doherty

Professor

School of Engineering

Email:
odoherty@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5366
Location:
S/0.10

Experience

2010    Chair           Cardiff University

2005    Reader  Cardiff University

2001 Senior Lecturer Cardiff University

1991 Lecturer  Cardiff University Industrial Experience

1983-1985  Mechanical Design Draughtsman HM naval base Devonport Academic

Qualifications

PhD 1991         University of Wales

1st BEng in Mech Engg 1988 University of Wales

Professional Qualifications

C.Eng.

Fellow Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Member Energy Institute.

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Energy and Environment


Leader of Cardiff Marine Energy Research Group, CMERG (2005- present).

Member EWTEC Technical Committee (2015 – present)

Member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Marine Energy (2013- )

Co-organiser of the 2009 British-French Combustion Symposium Leader of Cardiff’s research into High Temperature Heat Recovery (1994- present).

Member of Editorial Panel for ICE Journal of Energy (2007- present)

Member IMechE Academic Standards Committee (2007 - present).

Awards

1. Best Paper Award. S Ordonez-Sanchez, K Porter, C Frost, M Allmark, C Johnstone, T O’Doherty. Effects of Wave-Current Interactions on the Performance of Tidal Stream Turbines, 3rd AWTEC, Singapore (2016).

2. Winner of IMechE Process Engg Best Paper 2009. "T O'Doherty, D A Egarr M G Faram and N Syred. Assessment of residence time in a hydrodynamic vortex separator by applying distribution models". Proc IMechE Part E, J of Process Mechanicla Engineering Proc IMechE Part E Vol 223 (E3) pp 179-188.

3. The Combustion Institute ‘Sugden’ Award - best paper in the field of combustion 1997. “N Syred, W Fick, T O’Doherty, A J Griffiths - The effect of the precessing vortex core on combustion in a swirl burner. Combustion Science Technology, Vol 125, (1997) 139-157,  ISSN 0010-2202”. 

4. Cardiff University Innovation Network award -Early Stage Collaboration with ITT Ltd (2003) “Design of heat exchangeer for food waste disposal unit using exhaust gases and performance improvement of condenser”. 

5. Visiting Research Fellowship at Adelaide University in 2001, part funded by the Australian Research Council through Adelaide University.

Over 175 refereed papers in journal and conferences.

Industrial Collaborators:

 NREL, Marine Current Turbines, Tidal Energy Limited, Nautricity, Schottel Hydro, Bosch Rexroth Ltd, National Instruments, TaTa Steel, Arup, ANSYS, Ansaldo Ricerche, ENEL, ENEA, KEMA, Greth, Balcke Durre,  Mitsui Babcock, FCT, Hydro Intl Ltd, Hydroventuri ltd,  Babtie, PowerGen, Sony, Dyson, etc.

International Collaborators:

Inha University, S Korea,

Mississippi State University, USA

Dalhousie University, Canada

Invited Lectures and Presentations

NREL. On Hydrokinetic turbines research (2018)

Global Green Hub Korea. On Tidal Stream Turbines: The needs for research for survivability (2017)

UK-Mexico workshop on ‘Energetic Sustainability in Mexico: The role of UKR&D collaborations in tackling the XXI century challenges’. British Council, Mexico (2016)

Intl Sustainable Energy conference, The Philippines. (2016)

Keynote, Ninth Tidal Energy Forum Bristol (2015). Keynote, Primare conference (2015).

UK-S. Korea tidal energy workshop, UK SIN, on Tidal energy device reliability and condition monitoring. (2015).

Swedish-British Ocean Energy Technology Workshop by UK SIN, Nordic region, on Tidal Stream Turbines: Modelling for Survivability and Condition Monitoring (2015).

UK – India wave & tidal energy workshop, on Tidal Stream Energy Modelling and Condition Monitoring (2014).

World Renewable Energy Congress, on Modelling Tidal Turbines (2014). IMechE, South Wales Section, on Tidal Energy (2014). Mississippi State University, USA, on Tidal Energy (2013).

University of Adelaide, Australia, on Tidal Energy (2013).

IoM, South Wales on Tidal Energy (2012).

The Royal Society of Chemistry on Biomass Combustion (1999).

University of Adelaide, Australia, on swirl flows and the Precessing Vortex Core (three separate occasions) (1998 and 2001).

UTM Malaysia on numerical modelling (1993).

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Contracts

Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Exploring marine energy supplying a stable electrical supply and promoting the economic growth in local communities surrounding Cozumel Channel O'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C, M Allmark British Council 15644 01/04/18-31/03/19
Design Feasibility study for a low velocity tidal stream turbine O'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C, M Allmark EPSRC 197888 01/01/18 - 30/09/19
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) Marsh R, O'Doherty T WEFO / Graveson Enery Management 101036 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Solar air conditioning system using very low cost variable plastic ejector with hybrid potential for different markets (SACPEH) Syred N, O’Doherty T Commission of European Communities 109734 01/11/2002 - 31/10/2004
Early stage research training in integrated energy conversion for a sustainable environment (INECSSE) Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Bowen PJ, O'Doherty T Commission of European Communities 255135 01/03/2006 - 28/02/2010
Coal Research Project Griffiths A, Bowen P, Marsh R, O'Doherty T Tata Steel Strip Products Uk Ltd 50000 19/03/2013 - 30/09/2015
Centre of Excellence for research in energy waste and environment Prof 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 Xue Welsh Development Agency 300000 01/05/2001 - 30/04/2004
Multidisciplinary research in tidal stream energy - marine Prof N Syred, Dr DM O'Doherty, Dr T O'Doherty, (with University of Swansea) National Assembly for Wales (KEF) 51449 12/02/2007 - 30/06/2008
R & D Centre in sustainable gas turbine power - phase 1 Prof PJ Bowen, Prof AJ Griffiths, Dr T O’Doherty, Prof N Syred Welsh Development Agency 350000 01/11/2004 - 30/04/2005
Computer modelling of tidal turbines O’Doherty T, Morris S Babtie Group 20000 11/08/2003 - 11/12/2003
QUOTIENT, quantification, optimisation and environmental impacts of marine renewable energy Odoherty D, Odoherty T, Mason-Jones A, Pan S, Stoesser T, Bockelmann-Evans B, Ahmadian A, Grosvenor R, Prickett P, Byrne C Ser Cymru Bangor LCEE 61000 01/01/2015 - 30/06/2018
Hydroventuri Device: Assessment, development and demonstration of its gas exchange and hydropower technology and development of associated know-how and commercialisation support tools. O'Doherty DM, O'Doherty T, Sapsford D Hydroventuri Ltd 60000 01/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Exploitation of Existing Maritime Impoundment Facilities to Generate Hydro-Electric Power using High Performance Computing O'Doherty T WEFO - HPC Wales 43645 01/06/2014 - 31/05/2015
Prelim Test of case. Temperatures during MIL-STD-81DF 505.4 procedure II O'Doherty T Bioquell (UK) Ltd 1110 20/07/2009 - 20/08/2009
Evaluation of a large energy intensive site to determine if centralised electricity generation and steam distribution is preferable to local generation O'Doherty T, Marsh R, Bowen PJ, Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Williams KP Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 784762 01/10/2009 - 31/03/2013
LCRI- Marine WP3 O'Doherty T, O'Doherty DM, Prickett PW, Grosvenor RI, Byrne C WEFO - LCRI Marine (WEFO) 366721 01/01/2010 - 31/03/2013
Tidal array cost reduction: Testing a removable nacelle design for DeltaStream Technology O'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C Innovate UK via EPSRC 101008 01/11/2015 - 31/10/2016
Managing the effects of tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of marine current turbines O'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones A Fujitsu 75000 01/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
SUPERGEN: The effects of realisitc tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of tidal stream turbines O'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones A EPSRC 1382298 01/04/2012 - 30/09/2015
CFD study of original and Proposed Wind Turbine O'Doherty T, O'Doherty DM, Mason-Jones A EWF Energy Group PLC 9975 24/10/2011 - 24/01/2012
Dynamic Loadings on Turbines in a Tidal Array (DyLoTTA) O'Doherty T, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Mason-Jones A EPSRC 452824 01/04/2016 - 31/03/2019
BIOMASS Dr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ Bowen Various Sources 38840 01/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
BIOMASS Dr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ Bowen Various industry 257780 01/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
BIOMASS Dr T O'Doherty, Prof AJ Griffiths, Prof N Syred, Prof KP Williams, Prof PJ Bowen National Assembly for Wales (KEF) 545844 01/08/2006 - 01/07/2008
Studies of fluidic systems for environmental applications Dr T O'Doherty, Prof N Syred Hydro International 13200 01/10/2002 - 01/10/2005
Alternative Fuels, Low Emission, Safe Power Generation Bowen PJ, Welsh European Funding Office 844120 01/09/2011 - 30/06/2014
Planar laser diagnostic techniques for in-cylinder engine validation Bowen PJ, O'Doherty T Ricardo Consulting Engineers Ltd 30000 01/01/2006 - 01/01/2009

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
Dynamic performance of Tidal Stream Turbines operating in an array. ELLIS Robert Current PhD
Effects of wave current interaction on the dynamic loadings on Tidal Stream Turbines LLOYD Catherine Current PhD
Performance Assessment of a Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine in a High Velocity Shear Environment MASON-JONES Allan Graduate PhD
A STUDY OF ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT EXCHANGERS JOLLY Andrew James Graduate PhD
AEROVALVED PULSE CONBUSTION BEALE Andrew John Graduate PhD
ASPECTS OF WOOD POWDER PYROLYSIS ANDROULAKIS Aristeidis Graduate MPhil
Investigating The Fundamentals Of Liquid-Fuelled Pulse Detonation Engines MAJITHIA Ashish Graduate PhD
STUDIES OF HIGH EMISSIVITY BURNERS USING JET PRECESSION AND SWIRL EVANS Ben Graduate PhD
Fundamental Scaling of Free Jet Burners SYRED Caroline Pamela Graduate PhD
EFFECTS OF REALISTIC FLOWS ON TIDAL STREAM TURBINES. FROST Carwyn Huw Graduate PhD
Influence Of Solidity On The Performance, Swirl Characteristics, Wake Recovery And Blade Deflection Of A Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine MORRIS Ceri Elin Graduate PhD
A Waste Heat Recovery Strategy For An Integrated Steelworks WILLIAMS Christopher Graduate PhD
Combustion Characterisation Of Compositionally Dynamic Steelworks Gases PUGH Daniel Graduate PhD
Studies of Fluidic Systems for Environmental Applications EGARR Darrell Anthony Graduate PhD
An Investigation into sn Electromagnetic Flowmeter for Use with Low Conductivity Liquids LINCOLN David Graduate PhD
CHARACTERISATION & ENHANCEMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER WITHIN THE COWELED FINNED SYSTEM GALLAGHER Gabriel Jude Graduate PhD
RESONANCE PROBLEMS IN COMBUSTION SYSTEMS DAWSON James Richard Graduate PhD
Studies of Fundamental Process Occurring in Precalciners and Cyclone Preheater Tower using CFD KURNIAWAN Katon Primanto Graduate PhD
Novel PLIF Techniques for Analysis of G-DI Spray Dynamics ALONSO RINCON Mario Alberto Graduate PhD
Turbulent Characteristics of a Swirl Flow With and Without a PVC TADDEI Marzia Graduate MPhil
MODELLING OF SWIRLING FLOW INSTABILITIES LUCCA-NEGRO Oona Andree Erna Graduate PhD
Novel Venturi Technology For The Purpose Of gas-Liquid Mass Transfer RYAN Paul Graduate PhD
Turbulent Length Scales in Isothermal Swirling Flows GARDNER Richard William Graduate MPhil
The Effects of realistic tidal flows on the Performance and Structural Integrity of Tidal Stream Turbines TATUM Sarah Christine Current PhD
MODELLING OF COMBUSTION PROCESSES MARSANO Stefano Graduate PhD
ARRAY ANALYSIS OF TIDAL STREAM TURBINES HERNANDEZ MADRIGAL Tattiana Current PhD
Tidal Turbine Arrays and the Environmental Impact EBDON Timothy Current PhD
An Experimental Study of Combustion Instability in Swirl-Stabilized Burner/Furnace Systems RODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ Victor Manuel Graduate PhD
CHARACTERISATION & EFFECTS OF THE PROCESSING VORTEX CORE IN SWIRL BURNERS FICK Wolfgang Graduate PhD
Design of Solar Powered Air-Conditioning Unit ANHAR Zaki Graduate MPhil