Dr Jose Herreros

Dr Jose Herreros

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer

Contact details

Address
Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Jose M. Herreros is a Lecturer in the department of Mechanical Engineering within the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on the integration of clean and efficient powertrain systems with the goal to develop energy-efficient and clean powertrains to be used in vehicular applications.

He has published more than 50 journal articles (h-index 17 and more than 1500 citations) as well as contributed to two book chapters with issues related to fuel design and measurement of their properties, pollutant emissions characterisation and catalysis.

Qualifications

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education, Coventry University, 2017
  • MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management, Cranfield University, 2010
  • PhD in Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 2009
  • Master Chemical, Environmental and Materials Engineering, University Castilla-La Mancha & University Rey Juan Carlos, 2006
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering, University of Castilla-La Mancha, 2004

Biography

Dr Herreros has research experience working in different areas including combustion, emissions, waste energy recovery and catalysis applied to the automotive sector. He has acquired this multidisciplinary experience working in laboratories around the world. He started his research career during his final year projects for the degrees of MSc Mechanical Engineering and MSc Chemical Materials and Environmental Engineering as well as during his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Castilla-La Mancha.

He extended his experience in microscopic techniques for the characterisation of emissions working during a short research stay in Penn State University. He completed an MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management at Cranfield University (2010). After that he continued acquiring experience in the fields of energy recovery and catalysis during his five years post-doctoral experience in the University of Birmingham.

Dr Herreros is a Lecturer in Mechanical Design at Nebrija University (2014) and in Motorsport Engineering at Coventry University (2015 -2017). Dr Herreros joined Coventry University in September 2015, being a founder member of Smart Vehicle Control Laboratory (SVeCLab) within The Centre for Mobility and Transport (CMTr). SVeCLab is a newly established laboratory focused on model-based optimal design and control of hybrid electric/electric vehicles.

Dr Herreros is currently an academic at the University of Birmingham investigating research topics including design of powertrain systems, emission characterisation, alternative fuels and after treatment systems.

Dr Herreros has also the ability to interface with world-leading industrial partners contributing to the identification and development of both government and industry funded projects with relevant companies including Johnson Matthey, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Repsol, Shell, Abengoa Bioenergy, Nissan, Cambustion, etc. Those projects have been successful thanks to the combined effort and team work between the different partners (universities and companies). He has also led the collaborations within universities such as University of Cordoba, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Nebrija University, University of Malaga, Penn State University, University of Michigan, and University of Antioquia.

He is currently working to integrate new directions to be incorporated to his research areas: (i) efficient powertrains technologies, including hybrids technologies and (ii) human and environmental effects of pollutants emitted by powertrain systems with the ultimate long-term goal to propose energy-efficient and clean powertrains to be used in vehicular applications.

Teaching

  • Thermodynamics and Fluids
  • Biofuels and Combustion
  • Design and Professional Skills 3

Postgraduate supervision

Current PhD students:

  • Sak Sittichompoo (effect of on-board hydrogen production from ammonia decomposition on performance and emissions of gasoline direct injection engines). University of Birmingham, 2017
  • Ammar Wahbi (after treatment systems for natural gas fuelled engines). University of Birmingham, 2017
  • Paolo Grasso (swarm of self-organising drones aimed at fighting wildfires) in collaboration with Dr Mauro Innocente at Coventry University, 2017
  • Zihao Liu (mission dependent engine predictive control aiming for improved fuel economy and emissions) in collaboration with Dr Arash Dizqah at Coventry University, 2017

Research

Efficient and clean alternative fuels and powertrains for transportation
  • Integration of powertrains towards efficient and clean propulsion systems for transportation. Coventry University, University of Castilla-La Mancha and FEV, 2016-2017.
  • Advanced Control Techniques for Hybrid Electric/Electric Vehicles (HEV/EVs) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. Participants: Coventry University, 2016-2017.
  • Energy-Efficient Control Allocation Strategies for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs). Research Equipment Scheme. Participants: Coventry University and FEV, 2015-2016.

Characterisation of pollutant emissions
  • Special Interest Group on Particulate matter filtration flows in automotive and marine applications. UK fluids Network. Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (EP/N032861/1), 2017-2019. Participant.
  • On-time analysis of pollutant emissions on-board passengers’ buses. Participants: Urban Transport for Sevilla and University of Castilla-La Mancha, 2007-2010. Researcher.
  • Analysis of pollutant emissions using biodiesel derived from sustainable Spanish feedstock. Participants: Ministry of Environment, Technical University of Madrid and University of Castilla-La Mancha, 2007-2008. Researcher.
  • Characterization of pollutant emissions using biofuels derived from different feedstocks. Participants: Ministry of Environment, Technical University of Madrid and University of Castilla-La Mancha, 2006-2007. Researcher.

After treatment and Energy recovery
  • Design of an efficient exhaust fuel reformer for gasoline engines. Participants: Hyundai Motor Company and University of Birmingham, 2018-2019. 
  • Fuel effects on Three Way Catalyst Durability. Participants: Repsol and University of Birmingham, 2018. PI.
  • Aftertreatment system for natural gas fuelled engines. Participants: Johnson Matthey and University of Birmingham, 2018-2021. Co-I.
  • Engine optimisation for enhanced aftertreatment system performance. Participants: Johnson Matthey and University of Birmingham, 2018-2021. Co-I.
  • CO2 Reduction through Emissions Optimisation (CREO) Project. Participants: Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson Matthey, Cambustion, ITM Power, Revolve, University of Bradford, University of Liverpool and University of Birmingham, 2010-2013. Researcher.

Publications

Selected Journal Articles

Characterization of pollutant emissions

  • M. Bogarra, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, J. Rodríguez-Fernández, A.P.E. York, P. Millington. Gasoline Direct Injection Engine soot oxidation: fundamentals and determination of kinetic parameters. Combustion and Flame, 190, 177-87, 2018.
  • M. Bogarra, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, A.P.E. York, P. Millington, F.J. Martos. Influence of on-board produced hydrogen and three way catalyst on soot nanostructure in Gasoline Direct Injection engines. Carbon, 120, 326-336, 2017.
  • M. Bogarra, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, A.P.E. York, P. Millington, F.J. Martos. Impact of exhaust gas fuel reforming and exhaust gas recirculation on particulate matter morphology in gasoline direct injection engine. Journal of Aerosol Science, 103, 1-14, 2017.
  • M. Bogarra, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, A.P.E. York, P. Millington. Study of particulate matter and gaseous emissions in gasoline direct injection engine using on-board exhaust gas fuel reforming. Applied Energy, 180, 245-255, 2016.

Efficient and clean alternative fuels and powertrains for transportation

  • S. Pinzi, I. López, D. Leiva, M.D. Redel, J.M. Herreros, A. Cubero, M.P. Dorado. Castor oil enhanced effect on fuel ethanol-diesel fuel blend properties. Applied Energy 224, 409-416, 2018.
  • C. Hergueta, M. Bogarra, A. Tsolakis, K. Essa, M. Herreros. Butanol-Gasoline Blend and Exhaust Gas Recirculation, Impact on GDI engine emissions. Fuel, 208C, 662-672, 2017.
  • M.A. Fayad, A. Tsolakis, D. Fernández-Rodríguez, J.M. Herreros, F.J. Martos, and M. Lapuerta. Manipulating modern diesel engine particulate emission characteristics through butanol fuel blending and fuel injection strategies for efficient diesel oxidation catalysts. Applied Energy, 190, 490-500, 2017.
  • W. Wang, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, A.P.E. York. Reducing CO2 footprint through synergies in Carbon Free Energy Vectors and Low Carbon Fuels. Energy, 112, 976-983, 2016.
  • J.M. Herreros, K. Schroer, E. Sukjit, A. Tsolakis. Extending the environmental benefits of ethanol–diesel blends through DGE incorporation. Applied Energy 146, 335-343 (2015).
  • C. Wang, H. Xu, J.M. Herreros, J. Wang, R. Cracknell. Impact of fuel and injection system on particle emissions from a GDI engine. Applied Energy 132, 178-191 (2014).
  • C. Wang, H. Xu, J.M. Herreros, T. Lattimore. Fuel effect on Particulate Matter Composition and Soot Oxidation in a direct injection spark ignition (DISI) Engine. Energy and Fuels 28 (3) 2003–2012 (2014).
  • J.M. Herreros, A. Jones, E. Sukjit, A. Tsolakis. Blending lignin-derived oxygenate in enhanced multi-component diesel fuel for improved emissions. Applied Energy, 116, 58-65 (2014).

After treatment and energy recovery

  • D. Fennell, J. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, M. Wyszynski, K. Cockle K, J. Pignon, P. Millington. On-board Thermochemical Energy Recovery Technology for Low Carbon Clean GDI Engine Powered Vehicles. Proceedings IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 1-13, 2017.
  • Nicholas P. Ramskill, Lynn F. Gladden, Andrew J. Sederman, Timothy C. Watling, Andrew P.E. York, Athanasios Tsolakis, José M. Herreros and Isaline Lefort. Magnetic Resonance Imaging for investigating diesel particulate filters. Emissions, 132-145, 2016.
  • Daniel Fennell, Jose Herreros, Athanasios Tsolakis, Kirsty Cockle, John Pignon, Paul Millington. Thermochemical recovery technology for improved modern engine fuel economy-part 1: Analysis of a prototype exhaust gas fuel reformer. RSC Advances 5(44), 35252-35261 (2015).
  • J.M. Herreros, P. George, M. Umar, A. Tsolakis. Enhancing selective catalytic reduction of NOx with alternative reactants/promoters. Chemical Engineering Journal, 252, 47-54 (2014).
  • J.M. Herreros, S.S. Gill, I. Lefort, A. Tsolakis, P. Millington, E. Moss. Enhancing the low temperature oxidation performance over a Pt and a Pt-Pd diesel oxidation catalyst. Applied Catalysis B Environmental, 147, 835-841 (2014).
  • D. Fennell, J.M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis. Improving gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine efficiency and emissions with hydrogen from exhaust gas fuel reforming. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39(10), 5153-5162 (2014).

Book chapters

  • A. Tsolakis, M. Bogarra and J.M. Herreros. Chapter 1: Road Vehicle Technologies and Fuels. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology No. 44. Environmental Impacts of Road Vehicles: Past, Present and Future. Edited by R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017.
  • M. Lapuerta, J. Rodriguez-Fernandez and J.M. Herreros. Chapter 2: Gaseous and particle greenhouse emissions from road transport. Issues in Environmental Science and Technology No. 44. Environmental Impacts of Road Vehicles: Past, Present and Future. Edited by R.E. Hester and R.M. Harrison. The Royal Society of Chemistry 2017.