Dr Tawfik Badawy
Research Associate in Optical Measurements - Internal Combustion Engines
- Research Associate, Loughborough University, UK, 2018-now
- Research Associate, Brunel University, UK, 2017-2018
- Research Assistant, University of Birmingham, 2013-2017
- PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, 2018
- MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, 2011
- BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Cairo University, 2008
Research Interests and Activities
My research interest is mainly focused on the fundamentals of fuels and internal combustion engine systems for low-emissions vehicles. Furthermore, I am adept in using in-cylinder optical diagnostics tools including Particle image velocimetry (PIV) application, Planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), Laser-Induced Incandescence (LII), Phase Doppler Particle Analyzer (PDPA), High speed imaging and schlieren photography. In addition, I have a wide experience with combustion fundamentals studies including premixed and partially premixed combustion flames, turbulent and laminar flames, flame kernel and flame stability.
Current projects and research interests include:
- IC engine emissions measurements.
- Sprays and flash boiling.
- Spark plug configuration and its impact on engine performance and emissions.
- Developed new burners with low emissions and high flame stability.
Previous and Current teaching responsibilities
- Internal Combustion Engines fundamentals
- Fluid mechanics
- Heat transfer
- Applied mechanics
 T. Badawy, M. A. Attar, H. Xu, and A. Ghafourian, "Assessment of gasoline direct injector fouling effects on fuel injection, engine performance and emissions,” Applied Energy, vol. 220, PP. 351-374, 2018.
 T. Badawy, M. A. Attar, H. Xu, P. Hutchins, J. K. Venus and R. Cracknell, " Investigation of injector coking effects on spray characteristic and engine performance in gasoline direct injection engines,” Applied Energy, vol. 220, PP. 375-394, 2018.
 T. Badawy, M. Hamza, A. Ahmad, M.S. Mansour, A.H. Abdel-Hafez and H. Imam, " New developed burner towards stable lean turbulent partially premixed flames,” Fuel, vol. 220, PP. 942-957, 2018.
 T. Badawy, X. Bao and H. Xu, "Impact of spark plug gap on flame kernel propagation and engine performance,” Applied Energy 191, PP. 311–327, 2017.
 T. Badawy and M.S. Mansour, "Assessment of flame kernel propagation in partially premixed turbulent jet under different turbulence levels,” Fuel, vol. 191, pp. 350-362, 2017.
 T. Badawy, J. Williamson, and H. Xu, "Laminar burning characteristics of ethyl propionate, ethyl butyrate, ethyl acetate, gasoline and ethanol fuels," Fuel, vol. 183, pp. 627-640, 2016.
 B. Wang, Y. Jiang, P. Hutchins, T. Badawy, H. Xu, X. Zhang, A. Rack, P. Tafforeau, " Numerical analysis of deposit effect on nozzle flow and spray characteristics of GDI injectors," Applied Energy, vol. 153, pp. 215-240, 2017.
 Z. Wang, T. Badawy, B. Wang, Y. Jiang, H. Xu, "Experimental characterization of closely coupled split isooctane sprays under flash boiling conditions," Applied Energy, vol. 193, pp. 199–209, 2017.
 B. Wang, T. Badawy, Y. Jiang, H. Xu, A. Ghafourian, and X. Zhang, "Investigation of deposit effect on multi-hole injector spray characteristics and air/fuel mixing process," Fuel, vol. 191, pp. 10-24, 2017.
 Z. Wang, C. Jiang, H. Xu, T. Badawy, B. Wang, and Y. Jiang, "The influence of flash boiling conditions on spray characteristics with closely coupled split injection strategy," Applied Energy, vol. 187, pp. 523-533, 2017.
 Z. Wang, B. Wang, C. Jiang, H. Xu, and T. Badawy, "Microscopic characterization of isooctane spray in the near field under flash boiling condition," Applied Energy, vol. 180, pp. 598-606, 2016.
 Anbari Attar, M., Badawy, T., and Xu, H., "Assessment of Gasoline Direct Injector Coking Effects on Spray Dynamics and Fuel Atomization," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-2192, 2016, doi: 10.4271/2016-01-2192.
 Wang, B., Badawy, T., Li, Y., Xu, H. et al., "Study of Near Nozzle Spray Characteristics of Ethanol under Different Saturation Ratios," SAE Technical Paper 2016-01-2189, 2016, doi: 10.4271/2016-01-2189.