Professor Lin Ma

BSc, MSc, PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Fluid Dynamics

Lin Ma
lin.ma@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 215 7212

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Professor Lin Ma
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
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Professor Ma completed his PhD at the University of Leeds, then took a series of posts at the University including Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor.

He has been working for many years on sustainable energy technology and in particular on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of various energy processes and a wide range of industrial fluid flow, heat and mass transfer problems.

He took up the post of Professor of Fluid Dynamics at the University of Sheffield in February 2015, as a member of the Energy 2050 initiative.

Research interests

Lin’s research interests are in the field of clean and sustainable energy and industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency technology with a focus on multi-scale energy process computational and CFD modelling.

His active research areas include carbon capture from power generation and industrial processes, clean coal/biomass/gas combustion and pollutants formation prediction, fuel related ash deposition, slagging and fouling, future power plant multi-scale and dynamic simulation, wind turbine/farm aerodynamics, wind resources prediction, and fuel cells processes modelling.

He has been participating in a number of major research projects sponsored by UK, EU, and industry. He has co-authored over 200 pear reviewed research papers in leading scientific research journals and conferences, including the publication of two books and two patents.

Publications

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Elsakka MM, Ingham DB, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2020) Effects of turbulence modelling on the predictions of the pressure distribution around the wing of a small scale vertical axis wind turbine. Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems, ECCM 2018 and 7th European Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, ECFD 2018 (pp 3921-3931) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rosado Hau N, Ma L, Ingham D & Pourkashanian M (2019) A Procedure to Predict the Power Coefficient of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines at Low Tip Speed Ratios. AIAA Scitech 2019 Forum RIS download Bibtex download
  • Xie P, LU X, INGHAM , ma L & POURKASHANIAN M (2017) Mass transfer characteristics of the liquid film flow in a rotating packed bed for CO2 capture: A micro-scale CFD analysis. Energy Procedia, Vol. 142 (pp 3407-3414), 21 August 2017 - 24 August 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Stechly K, Clements A, Al-Qayim K, Alvarez Rodriguez A, Szuhanski J, Daood SS, Ingham D, Ma L, Nimmo W & Pourkashanian M (2016) CFD Predictions of Biomass Combustion in a 250 kW Combustion Test Facility. NA, 2 September 2016 - 7 September 2016. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mallick T, Micheli L, Banerjee S, Shanks K, Lokeswaran S, Baig H, Calabria F, Sarmah N, Walker M, Theristis M , Reddy KS et al (2016) Status and Perspective of Concentrating Photovoltaic Systems: the Results of the BioCPV Project and Opportunities for a Sustainable Energy Supply to Rural Areas. Proceedings of the ISES Solar World Congress 2015, 8 November 2015 - 12 November 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pourkashanian M, Ma L, Porter R, Edge P, Black S, Clement A & Ingham DB (2015) Challenges and opportunities in simulation of coal and biomass combustion in power plants. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Turbulence, Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 0 (pp 45-71) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Orogbemi O, Ingham DB, Ismail MS, Hughes K, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2015) The effects of the composition of microporous layers on the permeability of gas diffusion layers. Proceedings of the 6th European Fuel Cell - Piero Lunghi Conference, EFC 2015 (pp 275-276) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ali U, Palma CF, Hughes KJ, Ingham DB, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2015) Thermodynamic Analysis and Process System Comparison of the Exhaust Gas Recirculated, Steam Injected and Humidified Micro Gas Turbine. Volume 3: Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Cycle Innovations; Electric Power; Industrial and Cogeneration, 15 June 2015 - 19 June 2015. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Chalmers H, Al-Jeboori M, Anthony B, Balusamy S, Black S, Marincola FC, Clements A, Darabkhani H, Dennis J, Farrow T , Fennell P et al (2014) OxyCAP UK: Oxyfuel Combustion - academic Programme for the UK. Energy Procedia, Vol. 63 (pp 504-510) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cui X, Yan Y, Ma L, Ma Y & Han X (2014) CO2 leak detection through acoustic sensing and infrared imaging. THE 2013 UKM FST POSTGRADUATE COLLOQUIUM: Proceedings of the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Faculty RIS download Bibtex download
  • Walker M, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2013) Optimisation of a gas-mixed anaerobic digester using a combined CFD and biochemical kinetic modelling approach. International Conference on Advances in Energy Research. IITB, Mumbai, India, 10 December 2013 - 12 December 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alhazmi N, Ismail MS, Ingham DB, Hughes KJ, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2013) The through-plane thermal conductivity and the contact resistance of the components of the membrane electrode assembly in proton exchange membrane fuel cells. EFC 2013 - Proceedings of the 5th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference (pp 113-114) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Liu H, Tan H, Xiong X, Yao L, Niu Y, Ma L & Xu T (2012) A improved fuzzy analytic hierarchy process application in prevention high temperature corrosion. Cleaner Combustion and Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Coal Combustion (pp 474-479) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Millward-Hopkins JT, Tomlin AS, Ma L, Ingham DB & Pourkashanian M (2012) Mapping the Urban Wind Resource over UK cities using an analytical downscaling method. European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012, EWEC 2012, Vol. 2 (pp 1306-1315) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alhazmi N, Hughes K, Ingham D, Ismail M, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2011) The effect of anisotropic GDL on the performance of PEM fuel cell. EFC 2011 - Proceedings of the 4th European Fuel Cell Piero Lunghi Conference and Exhibition (pp 407-408) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Luo S-B, Huang W, Qin H, Wang Z-G, Liu J, Xia Z-X, Lei J, Pourkashanian M, Ma L, Ingham DB & Luo W-L (2011) Investigation of Turbulent Models for the Flow Field From a Typical Strut-Based Scramjet Combustor. Volume 2: Combustion, Fuels and Emissions, Parts A and B, 6 June 2011 - 10 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang W, Wang Z-G, Luo S-B, Liu J, Xia Z-X, Lei J, Jin L, Wang Z-W, Pourkashanian M, Ma L & Ingham DB (2011) Overview of Fuel Injection Techniques for Scramjet Engines. Volume 2: Combustion, Fuels and Emissions, Parts A and B, 6 June 2011 - 10 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang W, Luo SB, Pourkashanian M, Ma L, Ingham DB, Liu J & Wang ZG (2010) Numerical simulations of a typical hydrogen fueled scramjet combustor with a cavity flameholder. WCE 2010 - World Congress on Engineering 2010, Vol. 2 (pp 1000-1003) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang S, Ma L, Ingham DB, Pourkashanian M & Tao Z (2010) Turbulence modelling of deep dynamic stall at low Reynolds number. WCE 2010 - World Congress on Engineering 2010, Vol. 2 (pp 1350-1355) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Vural Y, Ma L, Ingham DB, Pourkashanian M & Ismail M (2009) On the multicomponent mass transport in an anode-supported solid oxide fuel cell. EFC 2009 - Piero Lunghi Conference, Proceedings of the 3rd European Fuel Cell Technology and Applications Conference (pp 185-186) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gharebaghi M, Goh B, Jones JM, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2009) Numerical Investigation of Char Reactivity in Oxy-Coal Combustion in Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies. Volume 1: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Education; Electric Power; Awards and Honors, 8 June 2009 - 12 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Rosli MI, Pourkashanian M, Ingham DB, Ma L, Borman D & Ismail MS (2009) Transparent PEM Fuel Cells for Direct Visualisation Experiments. ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, 8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ismail M, Hughes K, Ingham D, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Rosli M (2009) Through-Plane Permeability for Untreated and PTFE-Treated Gas Diffusion Layers in Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells. ASME 2009 7th International Conference on Fuel Cell Science, Engineering and Technology, 8 June 2009 - 10 June 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Uryga-Bugajska I, Pourkashanian M, Borman D, Catalanotti E, Ma L & Wilson CW (2008) Assessment of the Performance of Alternative Aviation Fuel in a Modern Air-Spray Combustor (MAC). Volume 3: Combustion Science and Engineering, 31 October 2008 - 6 November 2008. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Hassan G, Pourkashanian M, Ingham D, Ma L & Taylor S (2008) Reduction of Pollutants Emissions From Domestic Boilers: CFD Study. Volume 3: Combustion Science and Engineering, 31 October 2008 - 6 November 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Porter R, Hesselmann G, Ma L, Pourkashanian M, Simpson N, Smith BW, Smith D & Williams A (2008) Assessment of radiation models in the prediction of heat transfer in coal combustionand oxy-fuel firing. 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, PCC - Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Carcadea E, Ingham DB, Ma L, Pourkashanian M, Ene H, Stefanescu I & Ionete RE (2008) A Parametrical Study of a Seven Serpentine Channel PEM Fuel Cell. Volume 2: Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Cycle Innovations; Electric Power, 9 June 2008 - 13 June 2008. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gharebaghi M, Goh B, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williamsa A (2008) Numerical investigation of oxy-coal combustion in pilot scale and the challenges. 25th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, PCC - Proceedings RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma L, Pourkashanian M, Williams A & Jones JM (2006) A Numerical Model for Predicting Biomass Particle Depositions in a PF Furnace. Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, 8 May 2006 - 11 May 2006. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma L, Pourkashanian MC & Wilson CW (2005) A CFD Model for Reacting Flows in an Aero-Engine Hot End Simulator. Volume 2: Turbo Expo 2005, 6 June 2005 - 9 June 2005. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Clague AR, Wilson CW, Pourkashanian M & Ma L (2004) Chemical Kinetic Modelling of the Evolution of Gaseous Aerosol Precursors Within a Gas Turbine Engine. Volume 1: Turbo Expo 2004, 14 June 2004 - 17 June 2004. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma L, Ingham DB, Wen X & ENGINEERS IC (1997) A numerical simulation of the fluid flow and the collection efficiency of small personal cyclones. 1997 JUBILEE RESEARCH EVENT, VOLS 1 AND 2 (pp 253-256) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma Y, Cui X, Yan Y, Ma L & Han X () Leakage detection in a CO2 pipeline using Acoustic emission techniques RIS download Bibtex download
Grants
  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Resilient Decarbonised Fuel Energy Systems
  • EPSRC UK Carbon Capture and Storage Research Centre
  • EPSRC Opening New Fuels for UK Generation, £455k
  • EPSRC Selective Exhaust Gas Recirculation for CCS with Gas Turbines, £340k
  • EPSRC Process Intensification for Post-Combustion Capture, £350k
  • EPSRC Optimisation of Biomass/Coal Co-Firing Processes, £370k
  • EPSRC BioCPV - Integration of Biomass and Photovoltaic System, £500k
  • EPSRC UKCCSRC - Bio-CAP - Biomass Combustion with Carbon Capture, £750k
  • EPSRC Oxyfuel Combustion - Academic Programme for the UK, £320k
  • EU FP7 SWIP wind turbine development and demonstration, €670k
  • EU FP7 RELCOM - Oxy-coal combustion (FP7-268191), €622k