Professor Miroslaw Wyszynski MEng PhD Warsaw; MSAE, MSIMP

Professor of Novel Vehicle Technology

School of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Miroslaw Wyszynski

Contact details

School of Merchanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Miroslaw has joined Birmingham from Warsaw University of Technology (Poland) and used his expertise on the border of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering to create the research activity in on-board fuel reforming with exhaust gas from internal combustion engines.

He created the Future Power Systems Group which is now widely recognised as leaders in application of this technology to HCCI, diesel engines and biofuels.

Over a dozen completed PhDs, some 110 publications and a number of large research grants funded by research councils, public and industrial bodies and a comprehensive and rapidly expanding engine laboratory provide his input to the current activity of three academics, three assistants and usually around 15 research students and visitors.

Biography

Prior to Birmingham

  • Adiunkt (Senior Lecturer) at Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Heat Engineering (Poland)

Honorary Titles & External Positions

  • Miroslaw is Honorary Professor at The Polish University Abroad (PUNO) in London and Gdansk University of Technology. He is a member of Editorial Boards of Combustion Engines, and Polish Maritime Research.
  • He holds the Gold Badge of Honour of the Federation of Polish Technical Institutions (NOT) and the Gold Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
  • Outside the academia he is Member of the Lay Advisory Council of The Polish Catholic Mission in England and Wales, Member of the Polish Institute of Catholic Action and of The Lay (Polish) Pastoral Council for Western Europe

Membership of Professional Bodies

Miroslaw is a Trustee and Member of the Council of the Society of Automotive Engineers in the UK, also a Fellow and Chief Executive to the UK of the European Scientific Society of Powertrain and Transport KONES and Member of Board of the Institution of Polish Engineers in Great Britain (STP w WB)
Areas

Research

Areas of Expertise

  • Future Vehicle and Stationary Powerplant, Future Fuels and their interdependency
  • Fuel Reforming, Thermochemical Energy Recovery
  • Biofuels
  • Future Internal Combustion Engine as a Thermochemical System
  • Combustion and Emission Control
  • On-line emission speciation with Mass Spectrometry

Research Projects include:

  • Controlled Homogeneous Auto-ignition Supercharged Engine (CHASE) EPSRC/DTI Link Project in the Foresight Vehicle Programme
  • HCCI modelling (Jaguar Cars)
  • Thermal Management of HCCI (Jaguar Cars)
  • Bio-fuels for Clean and Efficient Engine: Enabling Controlled Autoignition Combustion Technology by Fuel Reforming (The Carbon Trust)
  • Fuel Reforming for HCCI Gas Engine (Johnson Matthey)
  • Controlled Homogeneous Auto-ignition Reformed Gas Engine CHARGE (EPSRC/DTI Link Project in the Foresight Vehicle Programme)
  • Low temperature Reforming of Natural Gas for IC Engines with EGR (EPSRC, Rover, Johnson Matthey

Other activities

Admin Responsibilities

  • Head of Vehicle Technology Research Centre
  • Leader of Future Power Systems Group
  • Chairman of Thermofluids and Automotive Teaching Group

Publications

Selected Publications

Full list of publications (pdf)

  • Wyszynski, M.L., M.M. Ashur, H.M. Xu, and A. Megaritis. Fluidic Valve For A Combined Fuel Reformer/ Exhaust Catalytic Converter. in VAFSEP2006. 2006. Dublin, Ireland, 
  • Tsolakis, A., A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski. Engine Performance and Emissions of A Diesel Engine Operating On Diesel-RME Blends with EGR. in VAFSEP2006. 2006. Dublin, Ireland,
  • Zhong, S., G. Jin, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, Promotive Effect of Diesel Fuel on Gasoline HCCI Engine Operated with Negative Valve Overlap (NVO), SAE 2006-01-0633, SAE Congress 2006, 2006,
  • Gharahbaghi, S., T.S. Wilson, H. Xu, S. Cryan, S. Richardson, M.L. Wyszynski, and J. Misztal, Numerical Modelling and Experimental Investigations of Supercharged V6 Gasoline HCCI Engine, SAE 2006-01-0634, SAE Congress 2006, 2006,
  • Qiao, J., M. Richardson, S. Richardson, S. Golunski, S. Peucheret, M.L. Wyszynski, H. Xu, A. Tsolakis, and J. Karlovsky, Fuel Reforming and Aftertreatment Technologies For Expanding the HCCI Engine Operating Boundary, JSAE 20065470 (Congress #115), JSAE Annual Congress 2006, Yokohama, 2006, 24-26 May 2006
  • Yap, D., S.M. Peucheret, A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, Natural Gas HCCI Engine Operation with Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 2006. 31: p. 587 - 595,
  • Jia, N., J. Wang, K. Nuttall, H. Xu, and M. Wyszynski, HCCI Engine Modelling for Control, in UnICEG Meeting 15 September 2005. 2005: TIC Birmingham,
  • Zhong, S., M.L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, and H. Xu, Experimental Investigation into HCCI Combustion Using Gasoline and Diesel Blended Fuels, SAE 2005-01-3733, SAE Powertrain & Fluid Systems Conference & Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, 2005, 2005,
  • Wilson, T.S., H. Xu, S. Richardson, D. Yap, and M.L. Wyszynski, An Experimental Study of Combustion Initiation and development in an Optical HCCI Engine, SAE 2005-01-2129, SAE Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, May 2005, 2005,
  • Yap, D., A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, Effect of inlet valve timing on boosted gasoline HCCI with residual gas trapping, SAE 2005-01-2136, SAE Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, May 2005, 2005,
  • Xu, H., M. Liu, S. Gharahbaghi, S. Richardson, M. Wyszynski, and T. Megaritis, Modelling of HCCI Engines: Comparison of Single-zone, Multi-zone and Test Data, SAE 2005-01-2123, 2005 SAE Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, Rio de Janeiro, May, 2005,
  • Yap, D., M.L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, and H. Xu, Applying boosting to gasoline HCCI operation with residual gas trapping, SAE 2005-01-2121, SAE Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, May 2005, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2005,
  • Gharahbaghi, S., H. Xu, and M. Wyszynski. Multi-zone Heat Release Study in an HCCI engine. in PTNSS Congress, September 25-28. 2005. Szczyrk, Poland,
  • Wyszynski, M.L. and H.M. Xu. HCCI with standard and alternative fuels at moderate compression ratios - challenges in research and vehicle engines. in PTNSS Congress, September 25-28. 2005. Szczyrk, Poland,
  • Xu, H., T. Wilson, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, S. Golunski, and S. Peucheret, Progress in FORESIGHT Homogeneous Auto-ignition Engines, JSAE paper 20055496, JSAE paper 20055496, JSAE Annual Congress (Spring), May 18-20, Yokohama (Japan), 2005,
  • Wyszynski, M.L. and H. Xu, HCCI with selected standard and alternative fuels: challenges and solutions. Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, ISSN 1231 - 4005, 2005. 12 (3-4), ISSN 1231 - 4005
  • Peucheret, S., M.L. Wyszynski, R.S. Lehrle, S. Golunski, and H. Xu, Use of catalytic reforming to aid natural gas HCCI combustion in engines: experimental and modelling results of open-loop fuel reforming. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2005. 30 (15): p. 1583,
  • Wilson, T.S., H. Xu, S. Richardson, M.L. Wyszynski, and T. Megaritis. Optical Study of Flow and Combustion in an HCCI Engine with Negative Valve Overlap. in ICOLAD 2005 -Second International Conference on Optical and Laser Diagnostics. 2005. London: Institute of Physics, City University,
  • Yap, D., J. Karlovsky, A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, An Investigation into Propane Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine Operation with Residual Gas Trapping. Fuel, 2005. 84: p. 2372-2379,
  • Yap, D., A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, An Experimental Study of Bioethanol HCCI. Combustion Science and Technology, 2005. 177: p. 2039-2068, ISSN: 0010-2202 print/1563-521X online
  • Amieiro, A., S. Golunski, D. James, M. Wyszynski, S. Peucheret, and H. Xu, On-board Exhaust Gas Reforming for Improved Performance of Natural Gas HCCI Engines, in 13th International Congress on Catalysis, "Palais des Congrès de Paris",11-16th July 2004. 2004, The International Association of Catalysis Societies (IACS) and the Catalysis Division of “Société Française de Chimie”: Paris, France,
  • Xu, H., S. Rudolph, Z. Liu, S. Wallace, S. Richardson, M.L. Wyszynski, and A. Megaritis, An Investigation into the Operating Mode Transitions of a Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Engine Using EGR Trapping. SAE Transactions, 2004 (SAE 2004- 01-1911),
  • Yap, D., A. Megaritis, S. Peucheret, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, Effect of hydrogen addition on natural gas HCCI combustion. SAE Transactions, 2004 (SAE Paper 2004-01-1972),
  • Yap, D., A. Megaritis, M.L. Wyszynski, and H. Xu, Effect of valve timing on residual gas trapping and load control for natural gas HCCI, SAE 2004-01-1973, SAE Fuels and Lubricants Meeting, 8-10 June 2004, Toulouse, France, 2004,
  • Peucheret, S. and M.L. Wyszynski. Exhaust-Gas Reforming Of Methane To Aid Natural Gas HCCI Combustion: Experimental Results of Open Loop Hydrogen Production and Basic Thermodynamic Analysis. in Proceedings of ASME International: ESDA 2004, 7th Biennial Conference on Engineering System Design and Analysis. 2004. Manchester, United Kingdom, July 19-22, 2004: ASME International,
  • Xu, H., T. Wilson, S. Richardson, M.L. Wyszynski, T. Megaritis, D. Yap, S. Golunski, and D. James, Extension of the Boundary of HCCI Combustion Using Fuel Reforming Technology, JSAE paper 20045468, JSAE paper 20045468, JSAE Annual Congress (Spring), May 11-19, Yokohama (Japan), 2004,
  • Wyszynski, M.L., A. Megaritis, J. Karlovsky, D. Yap, S. Peucheret, R.S. Lehrle, H. Xu, and S. Golunski, Facilitation of HCCI Combustion of Biogas at Moderate Compression Ratios by Application of Fuel Reforming and Inlet Air Heating. Journal of KONES Internal Combustion Engines, 2004. 11 (3-4), ISSN 1231-4005
  • Tsolakis, A., A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, Low temperature exhaust gas fuel reforming of diesel fuel. Fuel, 2004. 83 (13): p. 1837-1845,
  • Yap, D., A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, An Investigation into Bioethanol Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition (HCCI) Engine Operation with Residual Gas Trapping. Energy & Fuels, 2004. 18: p. 1315-1323, ISSN: 0887-0624
  • Tsolakis, A., A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, Application of Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming in Compression Ignition Engines Fueled by Diesel and Biodiesel Fuel Mixtures. Energy & Fuels, 2003. 17 (6): p. 1464-1473, Print Edition ISSN: 0887-0624
  • Wyszynski, M.L., Zielone silniki - wodór z reformingu paliw poprzez technologie LEAF (Greener, Leaner and Smoother Engines - Hydrogen from LEAF Fuel Reforming - in Polish, with English abstract). Archiwum Spalania, 2003. 3 (2-4), ISSN 1641-8549
  • Teo, L.K.S., A. Tsolakis, A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski. Hydrogen and Biodiesel Mixtures as Fuels for the Compression Ignition Engine. in THIESEL 2002, Thermofluidynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, 11-12 September 2002. 2002. Valencia, Spain: Universidad Polytecnica de Valencia, Conference Proceedings ISBN 84-9705-233-1
  • Teo, L.K.S., A. Tsolakis, A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, Hydrogen and Biodiesel Mixtures as Fuels for Diesel Engines, in Proc. 8th Research Symposium, 1 May. 2002: School of Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing, The University of Birmingham, UK, ISBN 07044 23413
  • Tsolakis, A., L.K.S. Teo, A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski. Catalytic Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming of Diesel and Bio-Diesel Mixtures. in Proc. 8th Research Symposium, 1 May. 2002. School of Engineering, Mechanical and Manufacturing, The University of Birmingham, UK, ISBN 07044 23413
  • Allenby, S., W.C. Chang, A. Megaritis, and M.L. Wyszynski, Hydrogen enrichment: a way to maintain combustion stability in a natural gas fuelled engine with exhaust gas recirculation, the potential of fuel reforming (paper D04400). Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2001. 215 (D): p. 405-418, ISSN 0954/4070
  • Chow, A. and M. Wyszynski, Thermochemical Modelling of Monolithic Reactors: Exhaust Converter & Fuel Reformer, in UnICEG Meeting, 5 April. 2000: Jaguar Cars, West Bromwich, Birmingham, UK,
  • Allenby, S., M.L. Wyszynski, A. Megaritis, W.C. Chang, S. Clarke, M.J. Davies, D. Richardson, S.A.C. Shillington, S. Wallace, A.K. Bhattacharya, P. Hayden, J.S. Sarginson, and S.E. Golunski, Exhaust Gas Fuel Reforming: A Way To Maintain Combustion Stability In a CNG Engine With EGR, in UnICEG Meeting, 5 April. 2000: Jaguar Cars, West Bromwich, Birmingham,
  • Wyszynski, M.L. and A. Megaritis. Lower Emissions By Activation of Fuels (LEAF): On-Board Reforming of Diesel/BioDiesel Fuel Mixtures for High Dilution Compression Ignition Engines. in THIESEL 2000, Thermofluidynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, 13-15 September 2000. 2000. Valencia, Spain: Universidad Polytecnica de Valencia, Conference Proceedings ISBN 84-7721-910-9
  • Chow, A. and M.L. Wyszynski, Modelling the monolithic exhaust converter / fuel reformer reactor - a zonal approach (paper D12899). Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2000. 214, Part D: p. 905-917, ISSN 0954/4070
  • Wyszynski, M.L., A. Megaritis, S. Allenby, A. Al-Ahmadi, W.-C. Chang, G. Abu-Orf., S. Clarke, M.J. Davies, D. Richardson, S.A.C. Shillington, S. Wallace, A.K. Bhattacharya, P. Hayden, J.S. Sarginson, J.C. Frost, and S.E. Golunski, Improved Combustion in High EGR Dilution CNG Engines and Fuel Reforming. Archivum Combustionis, 2000. 20 (3-4): p. 19-29, ISSN 0208-4198
  • Wyszynski, M.L., A. Megaritis, S. Allenby, A. Al-Ahmadi, W.C. Chang, G. Abu-Orf, S. Clarke, M.J. Davies, D. Richardson, S.A.C. Shillington, S. Wallace, A.K. Bhattacharya, P. Hayden, J.S. Sarginson, J.C. Frost, and G.S. E. Reforming of Natural Gas to Improve Combustion in High EGR Dilution CNG Engines. in XVIth International Symposium on Combustion Processes. 1999. Kazimierz Dolny, Poland: Thermodynamics and Combustion Cttee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and Radom Technical University, Abstracts: ISBN 83-88001-65-5
  • Chow, A. and M.L. Wyszynski, Thermodynamic Modelling of Engine Systems - A Review (paper D03198). Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 1999. 213 Part D: p. 403-415, ISSN 0954/4070
  • Jaworski, Z., M.L. Wyszynski, K. Dyster, V.P. Mishra, and A.W. Nienow, A Study of an Up- and Down-Pumping Wide Blade Hydrofoil Impeller: Part II. CFD Analysis. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 1998. 76 (5 (October)): p. 866-876,
  • Jaworski, Z., K. Dyster, I.P.T. Moore, A.W. Nienow, and M.L. Wyszynski, The Use Of Angle Resolved LDA Data To Compare Two Differential Turbulence Models Applied To Sliding Mesh Simulations In A Stirred Tank. Recents Progres en genie des Procedes, 1997. 11 (51): p. 187-194, ISBN 2-910239-25-X
  • Wagner, T. and M.L. Wyszynski, Aldehydes and Ketones in Automobile Engine Emissions - A Review, (paper D06094), winner of The Gresham Cooke Prize 1996 by The Automobile Division of The Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 1996. 210: p. 109-122, ISSN 0954/4070
  • Jaworski, Z., M.L. Wyszynski, R.S. Badham, K.N. Dyster, I.P.T. Moore, A.W. Nienow, and J. McKemmie, Sliding Mesh Simulation Of The Transitional, Non-Newtonian Flow In A Baffled, Stirred Tank. Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics, 1996. Vol. 53: Computation of Three-Dimensional Flow: p. 109-115, ISSN 0179-9614, ISBN3-528-07653-4
  • Jamal, Y., T. Wagner, and M.L. Wyszynski, Exhaust gas reforming of gasoline at moderate temperatures. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 1996. 21 (6): p. 507-519, 0360-3199(95)00103-4
  • Lehrle, R.S., H. West, and M.L. Wyszynski, On-Line Mass Spectrometric Characterisation of Hydrocarbons in Engine Exhaust Gases (paper D04593). Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 1995. Vol.209: p. 307-324, 0954/4070
  • Wyszynski, M.L. and T. Wagner. Concept of On-Board Fuel Reforming. in 2nd International Conference on Combustion & Emissions Control, 3-5 Dec 1995. 1995. London, UK: Institute of Energy,
  • Wagner, T., Y. Jamal, and M.L. Wyszynski. Advantages of Fractional Addition of Hydrogen to Internal Combustion Engines by Exhaust Gas Reforming. in HYPOTHESIS Conference, June 26-29. 1995. Cassino - Gaeta, Italy: University of Cassino,
  • Jamal, Y. and M.L. Wyszynski, On-board generation of hydrogen-rich gaseous fuels--a review. Int J Hydrogen Energy, 1994. 19 (7): p. 557-572,
  • Lehrle, R., J. Riches, and M. Wyszynski, The scope of laser--mass spectrometry and other mass spectrometric techniques for studying engine deposits and exhaust emissions. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 1993. 26 (1): p. 1-20,
  • Carter, J.W. and M.L. Wyszynski, The pressure swing adsorption drying of compressed air. Chemical Engineering Science, 1983. 38 (7): p. 1093-1099,

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