Peter Fussey

Peter Fussey

Professor Peter Fussey is Director of the Thermo Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) – a world leading centre for experimental simulation techniques used to understand complex thermos-fluid systems and their applications.

Prior to his work at the University, Peter worked at Ricardo for over 25 years, where he was a technical specialist in Powertrain Control. Peter’s current teaching includes low emissions, dynamics and formula student (electric cars). The work at TFMRC on gas turbines has helped save 75 tonnes of fuel and 200 tonnes of CO2 over the typical life of a single engine.



Planes, trains and automobiles: The how to stay cool HOUR



Thermo Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC)

Hearing its name, you might not know what the Thermo Fluid Mechanics Research Centre (TFMRC) does. But if you’ve ever flown on a plane or driven in an electric car, you’ve been affected by just some of the things that Professor Peter Fussey and his team research.

In this HOUR you’ll get a visit to the TFMRC lab – hearing from the people who are working on making technology better – whether it’s planes, cars or air conditioning units!

You’ll get a look at the large test cells that have been used to understand the detailed air flows within gas turbines, as well as hearing about some of the other project labs that are working on technologies related to thermal systems and fluid mechanics, applied to sustainability and Net Zero CO2 emissions.

PS – There are 100 steps up to the TFMRC labs.