Mechanical Engineering

Dr William Suen

Dr William Suen

Senior Lecturer

Dept of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Oct 1992

Research summary

Research Group: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Refrigeration and air conditioning: In particular, William Suen's research effort has been focussing on the safety issues concerning the use of hydrocarbon refrigerants, and the influences of using refrigerant mixtures on component characteristics and system behaviour. He has also performed research work in the fields of heat, mass and energy transfers in various application domains such as building service engineering, automobile and the maritime environment.

Teaching summary

William Suen lectures second-year students on the Thermodynamics. He takes fourth-year/MSc students for Heat Transfer and Heat Systems.


King's College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1992
King's College London
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1985
King's College London
First Degree, Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) | 1984


William Suen joined the Department as a Lecturer in 1992 having previously been a Lecturer at King's College London. He also studied for his BSc(Eng), MSc and PhD degrees at King's College. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1997 and became Graduate Tutor (Research) in 2001. William is a member of the department's Thermofluids Research Group, specialising in refrigeration and air conditioning research. He has served on both organising and advisory committees of various international conferences. He is on the Papers and Publications Committee of the Institute of Refrigeration, UK, and is a member of the newly launched Sustainable Innovative Refrigeration and Conditioning (SIRAC) Network funded by EPSRC.