Dr Steven Begg is a Reader in Mechanical Engineering with a research focus on the study of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics applied to future powertrains and wider engineering fields:
- Fluid mechanics of liquid sprays, particle-laden and two-phase flow systems.
- Thermodynamics of combustion, emissions, propulsion and energy systems, incorporating experimental and simulation methods.
- Application and development of experimental laser and optical measurement techniques.
He has been involved in the development of the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories (SHRL), the Centre for Automotive Engineering (CAE) and more recently, the Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC) at Brighton. His work has been supported by six EPSRC grants, three DfT/DTI/TSB Vehicle Foresight grants, a European FP6 programme (SUSTDEV-2002-220.127.116.11.1), an INTERREG IIIa and two INTERREG IVa projects.
Dr Begg has been involved as PI/CI in over 27 projects from 1995, including 15 significant consultancy contracts with large automotive OEM’s and a Formula 1 racing team.