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Matthew Read is a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at City University of London and a member of the Center for Compressor Technology. He recieved the degree of MEng in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering from the University of Cambridge, following which he obtained a PhD from Imperial College London. His research interests are in the fields of low temperature power generation, waste heat recovery and compressor and expander technologies. He also has a long standing interest in power-train hybridisation, transmissions and energy storage systems, which was the subject of his Doctoral Thesis.

Qualifications

  1. PhD, Imperial College London, UK, Nov 2006 – Nov 2010
  2. MEng, University of Cambridge, UK, Sep 2001 – Jul 2005

Employment

  1. Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, City, University of London, Mar 2016 – present
  2. Research Fellow, City, University of London, Jun 2012 – Mar 2016

Award

  1. EPSRC (2017) Fundamental Studies of organic Rankine Cycle Expanders (NextORC)
    The aim of this research is to improve the understanding of ORC expander design and off-design performance through developing, and validating, suitable tools to accurately predict design point scaling and off-design performance of ORC systems. Most notably, this refers to predicting the design and off-design performance of supersonic turbines and two-phase screw expanders. These tools will be validated through suitable experimental tests, and will then be used in steady state, dynamic and techno-economic simulations of different cycle configurations.

Publications

Conference Papers and Proceedings (7)

  1. Smith, I.K., Stosic, N. and Read, (2016). Fundamental Investigation Of Whole-Life Power Plant Performance For Enhanced Geothermal Systems. 23rd International Compressor Engineering Conference at Purdue 11 Jul 2017 – 14 Jul 2016, West Lafayette, Indiana.
  2. Read, M.G., Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2016). Optimisation of power plant operating on waste heat of gas ic engine driven power generator. .
  3. Read, , Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2015). Comparison of Organic Rankine Cycle Under Varying Conditions Using Turbine and Twin-Screw Expanders. 3rd International Seminar on ORC Power Systems 12-14 October, Brussels, Belgium.
  4. Read, M.G., Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2014). Multi-Variable Optimisation of Wet Vapour Organic Rankine Cycles with Twin-Screw Expanders. 22nd International Compressor Engineering Conference 14-17 July, Purdue.
  5. Read, M., Stosic, N. and Smith, I.K. (2014). Effect of air temperature variation on the performance of wet vapour organic rankine cycle systems. .
  6. Advani, R., Frost, K., Gwashavanhu, E., Linda, S., Rane, S., Read, M., Samatar, M., Shafiq, S. and Sharif, M. (2014). When global design meets European Global Product Realisation-design techniques and challenges. .
  7. Read, M., Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2013). Optimisation of screw expanders for power recovery from low grade heat sources. .

Journal Articles (7)

  1. Read, M.G., Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2016). Optimisation of power generation cycles using saturated liquid expansion to maximise heat recovery. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part E: Journal of Process Mechanical Engineering, 231(1), pp. 57–69.
  2. Read, M., Smith, I., Stosic, N. and Kovacevic, A. (2016). Comparison of organic rankine cycle systems under varying conditions using turbine and twin-screw expanders. Energies, 9(8) . doi:10.3390/en9080614.
  3. Read, M.G., Smith, I.K. and Stosic, N. (2015). Optimisation of two-stage screw expanders for waste heat recovery applications. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 90(1) . doi:10.1088/1757-899X/90/1/012058.
  4. Read, M.G., Smith, R.A. and Pullen, K.R. (2015). Optimisation of flywheel energy storage systems with geared transmission for hybrid vehicles. Mechanism and Machine Theory, 87, pp. 191–209. doi:10.1016/j.mechmachtheory.2014.11.001.
  5. Read, M., Smith, I. and Stosic, N. (2014). Effect of air temperature variation on the performance of wet vapour organic rankine cycle systems. Transactions - Geothermal Resources Council, 38, pp. 705–712.
  6. Read, M., Stosic, N. and Smith, I.K. (2014). Optimization of Screw Expanders for Power Recovery From Low-Grade Heat Sources. Energy Technology & Policy, 1(1), pp. 131–142. doi:10.1080/23317000.2014.969454.
  7. Read, M.G., Griffiths, C. and Smith, R.A. (2011). The effect of driving strategy on hybrid regional diesel trains. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 225(2), pp. 236–244. doi:10.1177/09544097JRRT374.

Patent

  1. REad, M.G., Stosic, N.R. and Smith, I.K. (2015). Internal Gear Expander.

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