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Prof Nicos Ladommatos
Roberts Building, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
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  • Emeritus Professor
  • Dept of Mechanical Engineering
  • Faculty of Engineering Science

Nicos Ladommatos studied for his first degree in Mechanical Engineering at Queen Mary College, followed by an MSc and PhD from Imperial College. From Imperial, Nicos moved to work as a Project Engineer with Arup before moving to Brunel University to take on an academic post. He became Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department in 1994, Dean of the Faculty of Technology & Information Systems between 1998 and 2001 and then Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research & Enterprise between 2001 and 2003, all at Brunel University. At the beginning of 2004 Nicos moved to UCL where he held the Kennedy Chair and was the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering for 10 years until September 2013. Nicos continues to carry out research at UCL in combustion and fuels as Emeritus Professor.

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Nicos Ladommatos's research interests are in the field of renewable/sustainable fuels and internal combustion engines and his work has contributed to significant progress in a number of areas including: combustion characteristics of fossil fuels and biofuels, generation and suppression of toxic pollutants from combustion engines, mixture preparation in spark ignition engines - particularly during transients, the effects of exhaust gas recirculation on diesel engine emissions, understanding and controlling the processes involved in controlled auto-ignition combustion. He has also co-authored a book on IC engine instrumentation.

16-JAN-2004 Professor of Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering UCL, United Kingdom
Academic Background
    Doctor of Philosophy Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Bachelor of Science Queen Mary College, University of London
    Diploma of the Imperial College Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
    Master of Science Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
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