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Dr David Agbro

Senior Lecturer


Summary

Dr David E Agbro is currently a Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering and contributes to teaching in both Automotive and Mechanical Engineering within the Thermofluid subject group. David's research interest and experience is in the area of experimental and chemical kinetic modelling of the combustion of alternative fuels in engines. He also has research experience in energy efficiency and recovery. David is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

About

After completing a Beng in Mechanical Engineering and an Meng in Thermal Power Engineering, David obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2017 for work on the experimental and chemical kinetic modelling study of the combustion of alternative fuels in a rapid compression machine (RCM) and a boosted spark ignition (SI) engine. Prior to coming to Leeds, David worked as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Nigeria.

Dr David E Agbro joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in Automotive Engineering within the Thermofluid subject group in July 2018. Beginning from the time of his research at the University of Leeds, he has been part of the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (ECOST) project and has worked under two action groups (CM0901 and CM1404) with the themes 'Detailed Chemical Kinetic Models for Cleaner Combustion' and 'Chemistry of Smart Energy Carriers and Technologies (SMARTCATS)' respectively. With Grants provided by ECOST, he has been privileged to collaborate with a number of research groups within the European region resulting in the publication of joint papers in highly ranked journals. 

David is a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Specialist areas of interest:

  • Energy efficiency and recovery
  • Combustion and fuels
  • Analysis of chemical kinetic models
  • Auto-ignition and knock in engines

Senior Lecturer

Teaching

Department of Engineering and Mathematics

David also acts as academic supervisor for various undergraduate degree final year (Level 6) projects.

 

Thermofluid

Automotive Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

David teaches the following modules:

  • Principles of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics (Level 4)
  •  Vehicle Engineering Practice and Automotive Electrical System (Level 4)
  • Thermofluids Engineering (Level 5)
  • Professional Practice (Level 5)
  • Hybrid and Sustainable Vehicle Technology (Level 7)

Publications

Journal articles

Nyong, O.E., Ebieto, C.E., Agbro, E., & Blakey, S. (2021). Experimental Investigation in the Autoignition Behaviour of Aviation Jet Fuel in a Rapid Compression Machine. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 1107 (1). http://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899x/1107/1/012202

Agbro, E. (2018). Global uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of a reduced chemical kinetic mechanism of a gasoline, n-butanol blend in a high pressure rapid compression machine. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 10 (2), 15-38. http://journal.utem.edu.my/index.php/jmet/article/view/3766

Agbro, E., Tomlin, A.S., Zhang, W., Burluka, A., Mauss, F., Pasternak, M., ... Sarathy, S.M. (2018). Chemical Kinetic Modeling Study on the Influence of n-Butanol Blending on the Combustion, Autoignition, and Knock Properties of Gasoline and Its Surrogate in a Spark-Ignition Engine. Energy and Fuels, 32 (10), 10065-10077. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00962

Agbro, E., Zhang, W., Tomlin, A.S., & Burluka, A. (2018). Experimental Study on the Influence of n-Butanol Blending on the Combustion, Autoignition, and Knock Properties of Gasoline and Its Surrogate in a Spark-Ignition Engine. Energy and Fuels, 32 (10), 10052-10064. http://doi.org/10.1021/acs.energyfuels.8b00713

Agbro, E., & Tomlin, A.S. (2017). Low temperature oxidation of n-butanol: Key uncertainties and constraints in kinetics. Fuel, 207, 776-789. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.06.086

Agbro, E., Tomlin, A.S., Lawes, M., Park, S., & Sarathy, S.M. (2017). The influence of n-butanol blending on the ignition delay times of gasoline and its surrogate at high pressures. Fuel, 187, 211-219. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2016.09.052

Tomlin, A.S., Agbro, E., Nevrlý, V., Dlabka, J., & Vašinek, M. (2014). Evaluation of Combustion Mechanisms Using Global Uncertainty and Sensitivity Analyses: A Case Study for Low-Temperature Dimethyl Ether Oxidation. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 46 (11), 662-682. http://doi.org/10.1002/kin.20877

Other activities

  • Reviewer for the journal of Fuel
  • Member of the combustion institute
  • Associate Member of the Energy Institute
  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)

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