Skip to main content
Professor Tim O`Doherty

Professor Tim O`Doherty

Professor

School of Engineering

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

Overview

Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering Energy and Environment

Academic Experience2010    Chair                      Cardiff University2005    Reader                  Cardiff University2001    Senior Lecturer     Cardiff University1991    Lecturer                 Cardiff University

Industrial Experience
1988            Arup
1983-1985  Mechanical Design Draughtsman HM naval base Devonport
1978-1983  Fitter and Turner HM Naval Base Deveonport

Academic QualificationsPhD 1991                                  University of Wales
1st BEng in Mech Engg 1988   University of Wales

Professional QualificationsC.Eng.
Fellow Institution of Mechanical Engineers
Member Energy Institute.

General
Leader of Cardiff Marine Energy Research Group, CMERG (2005- present). http://cmerg.engineering.cf.ac.ukChair PRiMaRE (2018-2019)
Guest Editor Journal of Marine Science Engineering (2019)
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).

Awards1. 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
IFREMER, France

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).

Biography

Publications

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

1999

1996

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
Exploring marine energy supplying a stable electrical supply and promoting the economic growth in local communities surrounding Cozumel ChannelO'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C, M AllmarkBritish Council1564401/04/18-31/03/19
Design Feasibility study for a low velocity tidal stream turbineO'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne C, M AllmarkEPSRC19788801/01/18 - 30/09/19
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS)Marsh R, O'Doherty TWEFO / Graveson Enery Management10103601/10/2010 - 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 TCommission of European Communities10973401/11/2002 - 31/10/2004
Early stage research training in integrated energy conversion for a sustainable environment (INECSSE)Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Bowen PJ, O'Doherty TCommission of European Communities25513501/03/2006 - 28/02/2010
Coal Research ProjectGriffiths A, Bowen P, Marsh R, O'Doherty TTata Steel Strip Products Uk Ltd5000019/03/2013 - 30/09/2015
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 Agency30000001/05/2001 - 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
Computer modelling of tidal turbinesO’Doherty T, Morris SBabtie Group2000011/08/2003 - 11/12/2003
QUOTIENT, quantification, optimisation and environmental impacts of marine renewable energyOdoherty D, Odoherty T, Mason-Jones A, Pan S, Stoesser T, Bockelmann-Evans B, Ahmadian A, Grosvenor R, Prickett P, Byrne CSer Cymru Bangor LCEE6100001/01/2015 - 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 DHydroventuri Ltd6000001/10/2010 - 30/09/2013
Exploitation of Existing Maritime Impoundment Facilities to Generate Hydro-Electric Power using High Performance ComputingO'Doherty TWEFO - HPC Wales4364501/06/2014 - 31/05/2015
Prelim Test of case. Temperatures during MIL-STD-81DF 505.4 procedure IIO'Doherty TBioquell (UK) Ltd111020/07/2009 - 20/08/2009
Evaluation of a large energy intensive site to determine if centralised electricity generation and steam distribution is preferable to local generationO'Doherty T, Marsh R, Bowen PJ, Syred N, Griffiths AJ, Williams KPEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council78476201/10/2009 - 31/03/2013
LCRI- Marine WP3O'Doherty T, O'Doherty DM, Prickett PW, Grosvenor RI, Byrne CWEFO - LCRI Marine (WEFO)36672101/01/2010 - 31/03/2013
Tidal array cost reduction: Testing a removable nacelle design for DeltaStream TechnologyO'Doherty T, Mason-Jones A, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Byrne CInnovate UK via EPSRC10100801/11/2015 - 31/10/2016
Managing the effects of tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of marine current turbinesO'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones AFujitsu7500001/10/2012 - 30/09/2015
SUPERGEN: The effects of realisitc tidal flows on the performance and structural integrity of tidal stream turbinesO'Doherty T, O'Doherty D, Prickett P, Grovesnor R, Byrne C, Mason-Jones AEPSRC138229801/04/2012 - 30/09/2015
CFD study of original and Proposed Wind TurbineO'Doherty T, O'Doherty DM, Mason-Jones AEWF Energy Group PLC997524/10/2011 - 24/01/2012
Dynamic Loadings on Turbines in a Tidal Array (DyLoTTA)O'Doherty T, Prickett P, Grosvenor R, Mason-Jones AEPSRC45282401/04/2016 - 31/03/2019
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
Alternative Fuels, Low Emission, Safe Power GenerationBowen PJ,Welsh European Funding Office84412001/09/2011 - 30/06/2014
Planar laser diagnostic techniques for in-cylinder engine validationBowen PJ, O'Doherty TRicardo Consulting Engineers Ltd3000001/01/2006 - 01/01/2009

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Dynamic performance of Tidal Stream Turbines operating in an array.ELLIS RobertCurrentPhD
Effects of wave current interaction on the dynamic loadings on Tidal Stream TurbinesLLOYD CatherineCurrentPhD
Performance Assessment of a Horizontal Axis Tidal Turbine in a High Velocity Shear EnvironmentMASON-JONES AllanGraduatePhD
A STUDY OF ULTRA HIGH TEMPERATURE HEAT EXCHANGERSJOLLY Andrew JamesGraduatePhD
AEROVALVED PULSE CONBUSTIONBEALE Andrew JohnGraduatePhD
ASPECTS OF WOOD POWDER PYROLYSISANDROULAKIS AristeidisGraduateMPhil
Investigating The Fundamentals Of Liquid-Fuelled Pulse Detonation EnginesMAJITHIA AshishGraduatePhD
STUDIES OF HIGH EMISSIVITY BURNERS USING JET PRECESSION AND SWIRLEVANS BenGraduatePhD
Fundamental Scaling of Free Jet BurnersSYRED Caroline PamelaGraduatePhD
EFFECTS OF REALISTIC FLOWS ON TIDAL STREAM TURBINES.FROST Carwyn HuwGraduatePhD
Influence Of Solidity On The Performance, Swirl Characteristics, Wake Recovery And Blade Deflection Of A Horizontal Axis Tidal TurbineMORRIS Ceri ElinGraduatePhD
A Waste Heat Recovery Strategy For An Integrated SteelworksWILLIAMS ChristopherGraduatePhD
Combustion Characterisation Of Compositionally Dynamic Steelworks GasesPUGH DanielGraduatePhD
Studies of Fluidic Systems for Environmental ApplicationsEGARR Darrell AnthonyGraduatePhD
An Investigation into sn Electromagnetic Flowmeter for Use with Low Conductivity LiquidsLINCOLN DavidGraduatePhD
CHARACTERISATION & ENHANCEMENT OF HEAT TRANSFER WITHIN THE COWELED FINNED SYSTEMGALLAGHER Gabriel JudeGraduatePhD
RESONANCE PROBLEMS IN COMBUSTION SYSTEMSDAWSON James RichardGraduatePhD
Studies of Fundamental Process Occurring in Precalciners and Cyclone Preheater Tower using CFDKURNIAWAN Katon PrimantoGraduatePhD
Novel PLIF Techniques for Analysis of G-DI Spray DynamicsALONSO RINCON Mario AlbertoGraduatePhD
Turbulent Characteristics of a Swirl Flow With and Without a PVCTADDEI MarziaGraduateMPhil
MODELLING OF SWIRLING FLOW INSTABILITIESLUCCA-NEGRO Oona Andree ErnaGraduatePhD
Novel Venturi Technology For The Purpose Of gas-Liquid Mass TransferRYAN PaulGraduatePhD
Turbulent Length Scales in Isothermal Swirling FlowsGARDNER Richard WilliamGraduateMPhil
The Effects of realistic tidal flows on the Performance and Structural Integrity of Tidal Stream TurbinesTATUM Sarah ChristineCurrentPhD
MODELLING OF COMBUSTION PROCESSESMARSANO StefanoGraduatePhD
ARRAY ANALYSIS OF TIDAL STREAM TURBINESHERNANDEZ MADRIGAL TattianaCurrentPhD
Tidal Turbine Arrays and the Environmental ImpactEBDON TimothyCurrentPhD
An Experimental Study of Combustion Instability in Swirl-Stabilized Burner/Furnace SystemsRODRIGUEZ MARTINEZ Victor ManuelGraduatePhD
CHARACTERISATION & EFFECTS OF THE PROCESSING VORTEX CORE IN SWIRL BURNERSFICK WolfgangGraduatePhD
Design of Solar Powered Air-Conditioning UnitANHAR ZakiGraduateMPhil