Ricardo F. Martinez-Botas
Date of Birth: 7 April 1966
Marital Status: Married
Address: Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London
London SW7 2AZ
Tel: +44 207594 7241
Education, Qualifications and Employment
1989-1993 DPhil, Oxford University (St John's College)
Thesis title: Annular Cascade Aerodynamics and Heat Transfer
Supervisor: Prof. T.V. Jones
1994- Professor in Turbomachinery, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Imperial College London (appointed Lecturer in 1994)
2013- Head of Thermofluids Division, Mechanical Engineering Department.
Other Current Appointments:
Theme leader of Electric and Hybrid Vehicles within the Energy Futures Lab Institute at Imperial College London.
Chief Examiner to the Mechanical Engineering Department at Imperial College
Research: Aerodynamics and heat transfer of turbomachines. The applications relate to aircraft engines, power generation gas turbines, turbochargers and hybrid vehicles. In heat transfer engineering, a significant contribution has been made to the understanding of cooling components, primarily by means of experimental novel measuring techniques. In turbocharger aerodynamics, an understanding of the unsteady effects in turbines under realistic engine conditions has been reported. To achieve this, a dynamometer has been developed, which has acquired an international reputation. The final research area relates to the modelling of high temperature fuel cells when integrated with turbomachinery components aiming for a high thermal efficiency.
Palfreyman, D and Martinez-Botas, R.F., “The Pulsating Flow Field in a Mixed Flow Turbocharger Turbine: An Experimental and Computational Study”: Trans. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, 127, (2005), 144-155.
Copeland, C., Seiler, M., and Martinez-Botas, R.F., “Comparison between Steady and Unsteady Double-Entry Turbine Performance Using the Quasi-Steady Assumption”, Transactions of ASME, Journal of Turbomachinery, 133, (2011), 031001-1-10.
Newton, P., Copeland, C., Martinez-Botas, R.F. and Seiler, M., “An Audit of Aerodynamic Loss in a Double Entry Turbine under Full and Partial Admission”, accepted for publication in the International Journal of Heat and Fluid flow, 33(1), (2012), 70-80.
Chiong, M.S., Rajoo, S., Romagnoli, A., Costall, A.W. and Martinez-Botas, R.F., “Integration of Meanline and One-Dimensional Methods for Prediction of Pulsating Performance of a Turbocharger Turbine", Energy Conversion and Management, 81, (2014), 270-281.
Gambhir, A., Tse, L.K.C., Tong, D. And Martinez-Botas, R.F.,“Reducing China's road transport sector CO2 emissions to 2050: Technologies, costs and decomposition analysis”, Applied Energy, (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.018.
Wu, B., Yufit, V., Merla, Y., Martinez-Botas, R.F., Brandon, N.P., Offer, G.J, “Differential thermal voltammetry for tracking of degradation in lithium-ion batteries”, Jounal of Power Sources, 273:495–501, (2014) doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.09.127.
Hey, J., Teo, T.J., Bui, V.P., Yang, G. and Martinez-Botas, R.F., “Electromagnetic actuator design analysis using a two stage optimization method with coarse-fine model output space mapping,” IEEE Trans. Industrial Electronics, 61, Issue 10, (2014), 545 –5464.
Malloy, A., Lamperth, M. and Martinez-Botas, R.F., “A Criterion for Determining the Relative Importance of the Fluctuating Component of a Periodic Heat Source”, Energy Conversion and Management, (2015). Paper No. ECM-D-14-01489R1
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