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Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Hon Professor, City University of London.

An experienced Technical & Research Director with a proven track record spanning over three decades across the academic and industrial sectors, drives forward business growth and secures funding for the seamless implementation of research and technology projects. Demonstrates high levels of business acumen, understands corporate objectives and analyses performance for major organisations through to small-to-medium enterprises, and spearheads the introduction of process improvements involving cutting-edge technology. Builds and leads highly proficient teams, and communicates effectively across all levels to disseminate pertinent information, whilst driving deal negotiations that yield significant cost reductions.


  1. PhD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, Mar 2007 – Jul 2014
  2. Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom, Feb 2002
  3. Member, Institute of Directors, United Kingdom, Jan 2000
  4. Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, United Kingdom, Jan 2000
  5. BSc, University of Salford, United Kingdom, Oct 1971 – Jun 1976


  1. Score Project Director, University of Nottingham, May 2007 – Jun 2014
  2. Technical Director, Ramtech Electronics, Jan 2002 – Jan 2006
  3. Project Manager, Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom), 1996 – 2002
  4. Team Leaader, Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom), 1989 – 1996
  5. Asst. Chief Designer, Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom), 1985 – 1989
  6. Group Manager, Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom), 1981 – 1985
  7. Group Leader, Rolls-Royce (United Kingdom), 1976 – 1981
  8. Technical Assistant, Philips (United Kingdom), 1973 – 1974


  1. Siemens Stiftung (2013) "Empowering People” finalist, €5000 prize
  2. University of Nottingham (2013) Vice Chancellors Award for Achievement


Geographic Areas

  • Europe - Western


Conference papers and proceedings (10)

  1. Kisha, W., Riley, P.H. and Hann, D. (2018). Development of a low-cost, electricity-generating Rankine cycle, alcohol-fuelled cooking stove for rural communities. 8th Heat Powered Cycles Conference 2018 16-19 September, University of Bayreuth, Germany.
  2. Riley, P. (2018). Is 50kg weight reduction possible with DIES: Distributed and Integrated Electronic Systems? Cenex 2018 12-13 September, Millbrook, UK.
  3. Riley, P. and Kisha, W. (2018). The Influence of Heat Input Ratio on Electrical Power Output of
    a Dual-Core Travelling-Wave Thermoacoustic Engine.
    Heat and Power Cycles 2018.
  4. Riley, P.H. (2016). Fundamental theoretical inefficiencies in thermo-electric heat recovery applications. The Universty of Nottingham.
  5. Riley, P.H. (2016). Enabling developing country action. Kings College London.
  6. Hossain, M.M., Malek, M.I., Ehsan, M. and Riley, P.H. (2016). Score-stoveTM Performance with modified resonating tube shape and layouts. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MECHANICAL ENGINEERING: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering (ICME 2015).
  7. Chen, B.M., Abakr, Y.A., Riley, P.H. and Hann, D.B. (2012). Development of thermoacoustic engine operating by waste heat from cooking stove. THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF ADVANCES IN THERMOFLUIDS (IMAT 2011).
  8. Wee, S.T., Hann, D.B., Abakr, Y.A. and Riley, P. (2012). PIV wave propagation investigation of non-linear losses through 90 degree bends in a thermoacoustic engine's feedback loop. THE 4TH INTERNATIONAL MEETING OF ADVANCES IN THERMOFLUIDS (IMAT 2011).
  9. Chen, B.M., Riley, P.H., Abakr, Y.A. and Hann, D.B. (2011). Construction and assessment of a propane driven, electricity-generating cooking score-stove�.
  10. Johnson, C.M., Riley, P.H. and Saha, C.R. (2008). Investigation of a thermo-acoustically driven linear alternator.

Journal articles (20)

  1. Saha, C.R., Riley, P.H., Jinks, R. and Johnson, C.M. (2018). Suspension Design, Modeling, and Testing of a Thermo-Acoustic-Driven Linear Alternator. Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Transactions of the ASME, 140(2). doi:10.1115/1.4038270.
  2. Riley, P.H. (2015). The Myth of the High-Efficiency External-Combustion Stirling Engine. Engineering, 7(12), pp. 789–789. doi:10.4236/eng.2015.712068..
  3. Ehsan, M., Sarker, M., Mahmud, R. and Riley, P.H. (2015). Performance of a Score-Stove with a Kerosene Burner and the Effect of Pressurization of the Working Fluid. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, pp. 458–458.
  4. Chen, B.M., Jiang, R.H., Ho, K., Abakr, A. and Riley, P. (2015). Investigation of the Use of Loudspeaker as a Liner Alternator for Thermoacoustic Application. .
  5. Ehsan, M., Sarker, M., Mahmud, R. and Riley, P.H. (2015). Performance of an Electricity-Generating Cooking Stove with Pressurized Kerosene Burner. Procedia Engineering, 105, pp. 619–627. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2015.05.040.
  6. Riley, P.H. (2014). Affordability for sustainable energy development products. Applied Energy, 132, pp. 308–316. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.06.050.
  7. Riley, P. and Lawn, C. (2013). Low-cost, electricity-generating heat engines for rural areas. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 227(7), pp. 714–716. doi:10.1177/0957650913506637.
  8. Chen, B.M., Riley, P.H., Abakr, Y.A., Pullen, K., Hann, D.B. and Johnson, C.M. (2013). Design and development of a low-cost, electricity-generating cooking Score-Stove™. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A: Journal of Power and Energy, 227(7), pp. 803–813. doi:10.1177/0957650913498733.
  9. CHEN, B., ABAKR, Y.A., Goh, J.H. and Riley, P.H. (2013). DEVELOPMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF A SCORE� DEMO2. 1 THERMO-ACOUSTIC ENGINE. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 8, pp. 253–263.
  10. Riley, P.H. (2013). Towards a Transient Simulation of Thermo-Acoustic Engines Using an Electrical Analogy. Procedia Engineering, 56, pp. 821–828. doi:10.1016/j.proeng.2013.03.202.
  11. Saha, C.R., Riley, P.H., Paul, J., Yu, Z., Jaworski, A.J. and Johnson, C.M. (2012). Halbach array linear alternator for thermo-acoustic engine. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 178, pp. 179–187. doi:10.1016/j.sna.2012.01.042.
  12. Chen, B., Yousif, A.A., Riley, P.H. and Hann, D.B. (2012). Development and assessment of thermoacoustic generators operating by waste heat from cooking stove. Engineering, 4, pp. 894–894.
  13. Riley, P., Saha, C. and Johnson, C. (2010). Designing a Low-Cost, Electricity-Generating Cooking Stove. IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 29(2), pp. 47–53. doi:10.1109/mts.2010.937029.
  14. Riley, P.H. and Johnson, M. (2008). Generating electricity from burning wood using Thermo-acoustics for use in developing countries. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 123, pp. 3542–3542.
  15. Riley, P.H. and Johnson, C.M. (2008). Generating electricity in developing countries using thermo-acoustics powered by burning wood. J. Acoust. Soc. Am, 123, pp. 3542–3542.
  16. RILEY, P.H. (1986). Control of gas turbines. The future: Is a radical approach needed?((aircraft engines)). .
  17. Riley, P.H. (1980). Telemetry: Instrumentation on rapidly rotating aero engine parts. NASA STI/Recon Technical Report N, 81.
  18. Wee, S.T., Hann, D.B., Abakr, Y.A. and Riley, P. Velocity based wave decomposition technique for acoustic analysis of PIV measured velocity vector maps. .
  19. Wee, S.T., Hann, D.B., Abakr, Y.A. and Riley, P. Optimisation of the Travelling wave thermoacoustic engine Feedback loop. .


  1. Riley, P.H. Designing a low-cost electricity-generating cooking stove for high-volume implementation. (PhD Thesis)

Other (4)

  1. Riley, P.H. (2009). Heat exchanger arrangement.
  2. Riley, P.H. and Milton, N.R. (2003). Data processing method and system.
  3. Riley, P.H. (1989). Rated temperature protection for turbine engine.
  4. Riley, P.H. (1988). Failsafe electronic control systems.