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Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong BSc MSc PhD MIET AMIMA

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Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong is Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Current position

Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong is a Lecturer within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton; the Chair of the Clean Carbon University Strategic Research Group (USRG); recently appointed Lead for the Southampton Industrial Decarbonisation Cluster; and one of the Admission Tutors for the Mechanical Engineering Programme.

Previous responsibilities have included: previous Chair of the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment’s Equality and Diversity committee, leading to two Faculty Bronze awards; member of Senate; member of the IMA Research Committee; and Chair of the Institute of Mathematics Early Career Mathematicians Committee.

Career breaks include two maternity leaves.

Career history

Lindsay-Marie has a BSc (Hons) Mathematics degree and MSc in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). In 2012, she completed her PhD which developed reactive multiphase models for thermochemical conversion processes within coal and biomass fluidised beds. Upon completion she was awarded a New Frontiers Fellowship at the University of Southampton. This enabled her to expand her research and network to establish, and Chair, the Clean Carbon USRG which is a network of over 150+ academic and industrial partners (more info: Clean Carbon website).

She has extensive knowledge of reactive multiphase modelling, particularly for carbon capture and utilization technologies. She has +20 highly cited (380+ citations, H-index = 10.0) articles in leading journals, including Chemical Engineering Journal, International journal of heat and mass transfer, International Journal of Multiphase Flow; Frontiers in Chemistry GCB Bioenergy; in addition to leading international conferences.

Awards include the Institute of Physics 2011 "Award for significant progress in Combustion by an early career researcher" and the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment’s 2013 “Dean’s award for Early Career Excellence”. She has also been nominated for several VC teaching awards.

She is a member of the UKCCSRC, CO2CHEM, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), and the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Key statistics: +25 publications, ~400 citations, H-index = 10, contributed successful grants: ~£1.8m

 

Honours and Awards

2014 Member of Senate
2014 Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Research Committee
2013          Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
2013 Chair position of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, Early Career Mathematician Committee
2012 The New Frontiers Fellowship - five year academic track fellowship
2011 PhD-"CFD modelling of the gas-soilid flow dynamics and thermal conversion processes in fluidised beds"
2011 The Institute of Physics award for "Significant contribution to combustion from an early career researcher".

Research interests

 Lindsay-Marie is interested in using computational fluid dynamics to improve the performance of industrial energy production processes whilst reducing harmful emissions. Her interests are particularly focused on:

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Multiphase modelling - particularly kinetic based granular flow modelling
  • Granular systems in biomedical engineering  

Fig 1: Gaseous volume fraction with a gas volume fraction iso-value of 0.8 for four fluidised beds under with different operating conditions.

Fig 2: Computational film thickness at Re = 134 and plate inclination of 60o compared to an experimental case at Re = 162 from the literature (taken from Hoffman et al., Chem. Eng. Res. and Des., 84(A2): 147–154)   

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Research group

Energy Technology

Research project(s)

Reactive multiphase granular flow

Projects: (EP/K029150/1, EP/S017747/1) Granular systems are ubiquitous across the industrial and environmental sectors so it is essential to develop methods that not only capture the granular behaviours accurately but also can be used to enhance industrial processes.

Optimisation of Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies

Projects: (EP/J020184/1, EP/J020184/2, EP/N013883/1) Carbon capture, Utilisation and storage (CCUS) involves the capture of carbon dioxide for either conversion into useful products or storage in long term reservoirs, respectively. Reducing the operational cost of the capturing and chemical conversion processes for utilization is an area that requires considerable research.

EU - China Cooperation for Liquid Fuels

ECOFUEL is building an international partnership for new second generation biofuel processes: the research will set the foundation stones for the technologies being developed, and make further contributions to overcoming barriers to commercialisation. The ECOFUEL project will effectively integrate respective regional programmes for better allocation and utilisation of resources, in particular to achieve the critical mass required to move the second generation of biofuels forward.

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Dr Lindsay-Marie Armstrong
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

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