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Institute of Particle Science and Engineering

Professor Michael Fairweather

BSc; PhD; CEng

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tel:+44 (0)113 3432419
location:Engineering Building 218




School Director of Learning and Teaching

Research activities

Research Institute Membership

Research students

Professor Fairweather is currently supervising the following research student(s):

Shafeeq Ahmed Solids aggregation in nuclear waste sludge
Alastair Clements Mercury emissions in oxy-coal processes
Adam Dyson Energy reduction in domestic homes through the implementation of smart control systems
James Erete The influence of temperature and composition on gas flares in straight jet and cross-flow
James Goode The drying of spent nuclear fuel
Rodrigo Guadarrama Lara Modelling fluid-structure interaction problems with coupled DEM-LBM
Charles Ikonwa Investigations into the development of an efficient wind turbine
Michael Johnson Gas hold up in corroded Magnox sludge
Detlev Mielczarek Autoxidation behaviour of hydrocarbons in the context of conventional and alternative aviation fuels
Raymond Owhondah Optimisation of small scale low cost anaerobic digestion systems: Model based analysis
Davide Poggio Optimisation of anaerobic digestion for rural electrification
Fatemeh Rezazadeh Performance evaluation of flexible natural gas power generation plants with post-combustion CO2 capture technologies
James Shepherd Process modelling of carbide fuel dissolution and oxidation
John Vickers PIV investigation of impinging jets

Selected publications

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Guadarrama-Lara R; Jia X; Fairweather M A meso-scale model for fluid-microstructure interactions in: Procedia Engineering. Elsevier. Accepted.LINK
Shepherd JS; Fairweather M; Heggs PJ; Hanson BC Mathematical modelling of the pre-oxidation of a uranium carbide fuel pellet. Computers and Chemical Engineering, Accepted.LINK
Rice HP; Fairweather M; Peakall J; Hunter TN; Mahmoud B; Biggs SR Constraints on the functional form of the critical deposition velocity in solid-liquid pipe flow at low solid volume fractions. Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 126, pp.759-770. 2015.LINK
Njobuenwu DO; Fairweather M Dynamics of single, non-spherical ellipsoidal particles in a turbulent channel flow. Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 123, pp.265-282. 2015.LINK
Afkhami M; Hassanpour A; Fairweather M; Njobuenwu DO Fully coupled LES-DEM of particle interaction and agglomeration in a turbulent channel flow. Computers and Chemical Engineering, vol. 78, pp.24-38. 2015.LINK
Rice HP; Fairweather M; Peakall J; Hunter TN; Mahmoud B; Biggs SR Measurement of particle concentration in horizontal, multiphase pipe flow using acoustic methods: Limiting concentration and the effect of attenuation. Chemical Engineering Science, vol. 126, pp.745-758. 2015.LINK

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