Mechanical Engineering


Spring into STEM: Engines: then, now and the future

31 May 2022, 1:00 pm–1:30 pm


UCL Mechanical Engineering is pleased to present 'Engines: then, now and the future', one of four lectures brought to you by the department as part of the 2022 Spring into STEM webinars.

This event is free.

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UCL Mechanical Engineering

Engines are an essential part of mix of energy systems for power and propulsion – they drive everything from transportation on earth to exploration the solar system and beyond.

In this short talk on 31 May, 1–1:30pm, Dr Midhat Talibi will give you an overview of how engines work and explore how they will continue to be important as we move towards decarbonisation. He will also cover exciting new frontiers in engine development and how UCL’s research feeds into up and coming technologies.

See the full range of lectures from the Spring into STEM series

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About the Speaker

Dr Midhat Talibi

Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr Midhat Talibi
Dr Midhat Talibi is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow with research expertise in the area of energy transitions. His vision is to provide underpinning scientific contributions towards resolving the global energy crisis. Concerns about deteriorating air quality and global climate change have pushed the need to decarbonise energy systems on a global scale. Dr Talibi’s current research focus is on developing hydrogen combustion technologies for power generation and aero-propulsion applications. Hydrogen has the potential to become the leading energy carrier for the next generation of zero-carbon emission combustion systems. However, there are daunting scientific challenges which limit 100% hydrogen combustion in current energy technologies. Dr Talibi’s research aims to address this issue. 


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