Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Ashley Fly MEng (Hons), PhD

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Research Associate

Research Group:

Low carbon technology

Current Research:

Working as part of the international and multidisciplinary project ‘Innovative concepts from electrodes to stack’ to develop novel technologies for proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).  Ashley’s research focusses on the study of unique clamping methods for fuel cell stacks, optimisation of novel flow field geometries and development of stack level control algorithms.


  • Received PhD in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University, 2015
  • Received first class masters of engineering (MEng)  degree in Automotive Engineering from Loughborough University, 2011

Previous research:

  • Thermal and water management of evaporatively cooled fuel cell vehicles (PhD thesis).
  • Heat transfer through condensation of water vapour in the presence of non-condensable gases.
  • Application of PEM fuel cell models to petri-net simulations.

 See the full list of publications.