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Dr Agustin Valera-Medina

Dr Agustin Valera-Medina

Reader - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email:
valeramedinaa1@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5948
Location:
S/1.03a
Media commentator

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. Associate Professor/Reader 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 byDr. 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 a scholarship by the Materials Science Institute (2001 to 2002) to participate in a materials-related research project. * Awarded a 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 and 2013. * Member of the National System of Researchers (SNI-1), Mexico, 2010. *Recipient of Award for International Engagement with Mexico through the SeedCorn Fund, Cardiff University (2015). *Recipient of Award for Research on Fundamental Fluid Mechanics with KU Leuven, Cardiff University (2016). *Recipient of the Innovation Award and Sustainable Awards, Southwales Energy Institute, Cardiff University (2017 and 2019).

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.

Reviewer for: Energy Conversion and Management; Journal of SAGE, Advances in Mechanical Engineering; Energies; Ingenieria, Investigacion y Tecnologia; Int Journal of Energy Research; Energy and Fuels; Applied Thermal Engineering; J Natural Gas Science and Engineering; ITECKNE; Mexican Society of Mechanical Engineers; Int J Heat Transfer; Int J Hydrogen Energy; Energy (Elsevier); ASME Turbo Expo; J of Combustion; Biomass and Bioenergy; ICAE; ICEEE; SDEWES; J Cleaner Production; J Thermal Sciences; Fuel; J Computational Fluid Mechanics; Combustion and Flame.

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Thermofluids, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Advanced Fluid Mechanics, Integrated Building Design, Fuels and Energy Systems, Energy Studies, Combustion Science.

Contracts

Title

People

Sponsor

Value

Duration

Selective exhaust gas recirculation for carbon capture with gas turbines

Marsh R, Bowen P, Valera-Medina A

EPSRC

1099891

01/10/2014 - 30/09/2017

BRISK- The European Research Infrastructure for Thermochemical Biomass Conversion

Bowen P J, Valera-Medina A

EC (FP7)

264930

01/10/2011 - 30/09/2015

Advanced gas turbine cycles for high efficiency and sustainable future conventional generation

Bowen P, Marsh R, Crayford A, Valera-Medina A

EPSRC via Imperial College London

443494

01/04/2015 - 31/03/2018

Flexible and Efficient Power Plant: Flex-E-Plant

Bowen P, Marsh R, Morris S, Valera-Medena A

EPSRC via Loughborough

350597

01/03/2013 - 30/09/2017

Injection mass measurement

Valera Medina A, Giles A, Morris S

Ricardo UK Ltd

16000

06/01/2014 - 28/02/2014

Visualisation of Honda 125 125cc Carburettor

Valera Medina A, Giles A, Morris S

Ricardo

12500

08/05/2013 - 07/07/2013

Decoupled Green Energy Supply

Valera-Media A, Bowen PJ, Marsh R, Crayford A

TSB (Innovate UK)

285000

01/01/2015 - 30/06/2018

Combustion characteristics of ammomia-based mixtures for power-generation applications

Valera-Medina A, Crayford A, Bowen P, Marsh R

Siemens AG

161000

01/04/2014 - 30/09/2014

COGENT – Development of flat burners

Valera-Medina A

COGENT, TATA

10000

01/09/2015 –

30/09/2018

FLEXIS - Flexible Integrated Energy Systems

Thomas H, Bowen P, Marsh R…, Valera-Medina A

WEFO

1747115

02/02/2017-30/01/2020

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND REACTOR DESIGN OF A FLUIDISED BED GASIFIERAL FARRAJI Abbas Abdulkareem MahmoodGraduatePhD
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 HatemGraduatePhD
FUEL FLEXIBILITY AND PLANT EFFICIENCY FOR FUTURE GAS TURBINE ENGINESKURJI Hayder JabbarGraduatePhD
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 HusseinGraduatePhD
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 HasanGraduatePhD