Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Simon Howroyd

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Research Associate


Prof Rob Thring (ELEVATE)

Prof. Rui Chen, Prof. Wen-Hua Chen (PhD)

Research Groups

  • Low Carbon Vehicles
  • Low Carbon Technology
  • Control and Reliability

Current Research

  • ELEVATE Project
  • High efficiency hybridisation of a fuel cell and battery
  • Integration of a Fuel Cell into a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Research Interests

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells and their Applications
  • Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and their Applications
  • Control Systems – Electronics and programming of embedded systems
  • Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Public Engagement and Awareness


  • Masters in Aeronautical Engineering (Loughborough University)
  • Squadron Commander in the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (Flight Lieutenant)
  • ILM Level 4 in Leadership & Management


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