Research projects

STARGATE (January 2013 – March 2016)

STRIVE [RL-based HVAC control] (September 2013 – August 2015)

ATC (January 2012 – January 2013)
This project involves the development of an advanced comfort-oriented control algorithm for car HVAC systems.

Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP) [Workstream 9] (August 2010 – December 2011)

The Low Carbon Vehicle Technology Project (LCVTP) was a collaborative research project between leading automotive companies and research partners, revolutionising the way vehicles are powered and manufactured. The project partners included Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Ricardo, MIRA LTD., Zytek, WMG and Coventry University. The project included 15 automotive technology development work-streams that will deliver technological and socio-economic outputs that will benefit the West Midlands Region. The £19 million project was funded by Advantage West Midlands (AWM) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

LCVTP WS9 investigated improvements to vehicle Heating, Ventilation, and Cooling (HVAC) systems. The focus of my work was experimental investigation of cabin occupant comfort in a variety of conditions, along with build-up of carbon dioxide (CO2) within the cabin. For more information see the project page.

PhD: EOD operative monitoring
My research was based around the provision of a predictive monitoring, reporting, and actuation system to ensure the safety of wearers of heavy protective clothing. The case study chosen to drive the work was that of Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operatives. For more information see the project page.