School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Andrew Clarke BEng DPhil CEng MIMechE CPhys MInstP MSAE FHEA

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Senior Lecturer in Thermodynamics


  • National Diploma in Technology [Engineering], South Kent College of Technology. 
  • University education: 
    • Queen Mary College, University of London, Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) first class with honours, 
    • University of Oxford (Linarce College) research into micro-gravity combustion of fuel/air mixtures with diluents.
  • In 1994 joined the Large Engines Group at Ricardo Consulting Engineers as a development engineer. 
  • Promoted to Project Engineer 1996. 
  • Transferred to Powertrains Research Group in 1997. 
  • Lecturer in Thermodynamics at Loughborough University 1999-present.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fundamental premixed combustion studies
  • IC engines combustion and emissions modelling
  • Micro-gravity combustion
  • Chemical kinetics of combustion and pollutants
  • Alternative and sustainable fuels for power generation and transportation

External Activities

  • Professional affiliations and grades:
    • Chartered Engineer
    • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • Chartered Physicist
    • Member of the Institute of Physics
    • Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers
    • Committee member of the IOP Combustion Physics Group
    • Referee for Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institute of Physics, Society of Automotive Engineers, Institute of Energy, International Journal of Sustainable Engineering.
    • Consultant to a number of engineering companies

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Responsible examiner for first year Thermofluids MMA800 
  • Member of management team for Foundation studies

University Administration

Admissions tutor for Foundation route candidates