Professor Colin Garner, PhD, CEng, FIMechE, FREng, is the Perkins/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Applied Thermodynamics in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University, UK.
His research interests include IC engine emissions control, engine in-cylinder flow and combustion diagnostics, fuel injection and heat transfer. He has had research funded by a range of organisations including DTI/DBERR, EPSRC, Caterpillar, Ford, Jaguar, Lotus, Perkins, Siemens VDO and Shell Global Solutions.
Colin is widely published and has had work featured in New Scientist and presented research work on national BBC TV and radio and in USA, Europe and the Far East.
He is a consultant to a range of clients, mainly in the automotive and power industries.
Professor Garner is Editor-in-Chief of IMechE Proceedings Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (MSAE) and Chairman of the national Universities’ Internal Combustion Engines Group, UnICEG.
Colin is visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Engine Research Centre (2000), a member of EPSRC Peer Review College, Chair and organiser of “Diesel Exhaust Emission Control Modelling” sessions, SAE Congress, Detroit (2004-2008), organising committee member of IMechE Conferences ‘Internal Combustion Engine Performance, Emissions and Fuel Economy’ (2004 and 2007),DTI/SMMT expert panel member for Crown Copyright ‘Foresight Vehicle Technology Roadmap’ (2004) and Department for Transport MARKAL Energy Modelling review panel for road transport technology and energy requirements up to 2070.
He holds several US and European patents.