Dr Robert Woolley

BEng (Hons), PhD

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

Director of Postgraduate Studies (PGT)

Rob Woolley
+44 114 222 7711

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Dr Robert Woolley
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
S1 3JD

Robert Woolley graduated with a PhD from the Department of Fuel and Energy at the University of Leeds in 1992. He then joined the School of Mechanical Engineering again at the University of Leeds and was a Research Fellow there from 1992 to 2006. He became a lecturer at the University of Sheffield in 2006. He currently lectures on thermodynamics, heat transfer and internal combustion engines.

Research interests
  • Laminar and turbulent premixed combustion – ignition, flame stability, high pressure combustion
  • Laser ignition
  • Engine combustion
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Regenerative heat transfer in Stirling engines
Teaching activities
  • ME203 Thermodynamic cycles and heat transfer
  • ME403 Reciprocating engines