Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Nicholas Beavis

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Research Associate

Research Group

  • Low Carbon Technology


  • Graduated from Loughborough University (2003-2007) with a First Class Honours in Automotive Engineering (BEng)
  • Graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison (2003-2005)with a Masters in Engine Systems (MSc)
  • Worked in the Combustion Performance Emissions group of Cummins Ltd in Daventry for six years (2007-2013), holding three separate roles during this period: Calibration Development Engineer including extensive engine test experience and development of data analysis techniques,  Senior Air-Handling Engineer focussed on air-handling architecture development using 1D cycle simulation software GT-Power, Daventry Performance Engineering Leader responsible for all elements of the Daventry Performance Group including leadership and mentoring of three professional engineers.

Research Interests

  • Internal combustion engines with particular interest in turbulence, fuel sprays and combustion
  • Alternate and advanced combustion regimes for future ICE’s including HCCI, RCCI, PCCI and LTC variants
  • Computational methods

Current Research 

  • Modelling of GDI engines


  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Jaguar Land Rover