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Doctor Ranga Dinesh Kahanda Koralage

Dr Ranga Dinesh Kahanda Koralage


Research interests

  • Zero-Carbon Energy Systems: Hydrogen and altrenative zero-carbon energy systems 
  • Clean Combustion Technology of Hydrogen, Ammonia, Biofuels and Synthetic fuels: internal combustion engines, gas turbines, thermal boilers
  • Green Hydrogen Production Using Renewable Energy: Process and system engineering design, Scalability and energy management

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Dr. Ranga Dinesh Kahanda Koralage joined Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton as a New Frontiers Fellow in 2013, and became a Lecturer in Energy Technologies in 2016. Prior to this appointment, he worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in School of Engineering, Cranfield University (2007-10), and Senior Research Fellow in Engineering Department, Lancaster University (2010-12). His current research focuses on developing and applying fundamental theoretical and computational techniques to better understand zero-carbon energy systems such as hydrogen and ammonia for future decarbonisation strategy. The ultimate goal of his research is to improve technologies for production, storage and utilisation of hydrogen and zero-carbon energy vectors for power generation, transportation and domestic/industrial energy applications. This includes zero-carbon thermal propulsion systems such as hydrogen and hydrogen-ammonia spark ignition (SI) engine combustion, diesel-hydrogen and diesel-hydrogen-ammonia dual-fuel compression ignition (CI) engine combustion, hydrogen burner combustion for domestic/industrial hydrogen boilers, thermal management of hydrogen fuell cell and battery systems, scalability and engineering designs of large-scale green hydrogen production systems using renewable energy, liquid and gaseous hydrogen storage solutions. He has secured research funding from UKRI EPSRC, Innovate UK and Industry. In his research field of Energy & Flow Physics, he has an international publication profile with about 70 journal and conference publications with significant research output published in International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 

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