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Professor Edward Richardson

Professor Edward Richardson


Research interests

  • Thermal energy systems for power and propulsion.
  • Turbulent combustion simulation, theory and modelling.
  • Dispersion and explosion of alternative fuels and other pollutant releases.

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Edward Richardson is Professor of Applied Thermodynamics within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton.

He leads research into high-fidelity computational modelling of thermal and fluid processes in propulsion and energy conversion systems. Edward’s research uses data generated with the world’s largest supercomputers to develop design methods for safe, efficient and innovative application of alternative fuels, including hydrogen. His research has been supported by the UK’s EPSRC, the European Union, the US Department of Energy, and through industrial collaboration in the aerospace, maritime and automotive sectors. Richardson is Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Next Generation Computational Modelling.

Prior to joining the University of Southampton in 2010, Edward undertook three years of post doctoral research at the Combustion Research Facility, Sandia National Laboratories, California, and completed Marie Curie Early Stage Research Training at the European Centre for Research and Training in Advanced Scientific Computation (CERFACS) in Toulouse, France. Richardson received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Cambridge University in 2007.