Sean Ellis

MSc, B Tech

  • Doctoral Researcher


  • Experience Technical Specialist Controls, Siemens AG, Warwick - 2019 to 2021
  • Owned and run Control, Safety and Reliability investigations and fleet improvement programmes (prognostics), developed gas turbine & gas compression controls and updates for retrofit to specific projects like Siemens Trent in Dolphin Gas Field by leveraging Dynamic Simulation builds in C++.
  • Managed reactive operational requests from regional teams to generate and evaluate solutions using specialist controls on Industrial Trent etc.
  • Taught Master’s in Management students at Nottingham Business School.
  • Control Systems Design Specialist, SEYA Ltd, Derby - 2018 - 2019
  • Managed and directed delivery of safety critical software solutions to Airbus for Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engine controls. Control Specialist, Rolls-Royce plc, Derby - 1993 - 2018
  • Collaborated with Honeywell developing IP on engine controls, designed and performed dynamic simulation system identification on Trent engines for Airbus & Boeing, rig validation, system management and design engineer for Trent engine controls.
  • Mechanical Engineer, SAST Ltd, Brentford - 1989 - 1993 Built thermodynamics simulations in C of gas compressor trains and controls for QGPC, designer & installed all new electronic controls system, visiting and troubleshooting offshore field and built onshore pipeline plant simulator in Doha and assisted in training & sales.

Sean's thesis focuses on the modelling of air transport and air pollutant emission. Agent-based modelling affords a method to tease out emergent behaviour from an air transport integrated system of systems. This has not been done before in the field of air transportation with a keen eye on emissions. With the developed approach, air transport policies can be evaluated. In the case of rising airline user costs, for example, through the introduction of higher polluting fuel taxes, air traffic demand and the emission level decrease using different technologies, like liquid hydrogen combustion, to different extents.