Professor Lin Ma

BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor Lin MaProfessor of Fluid Dynamics

Department of Mechanical Engineering

CO4a Ella Armitage Building

University of Sheffield

Sheffield

S3 7RD

Tel: +44(0)114 21 57212

Email: lin.ma@sheffield.ac.uk





Profile

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.





Areas of Research

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.





Selected Past and Current Research 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





Journal articles

Chapters

  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Mathematical Modelling, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 71-97). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Introduction to Biomass Combustion, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 1-7). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Emissions from Different Types of Combustors and Their Control, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 63-70). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Combustion of Solid Biomass: Classification of Fuels, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 9-24). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Biomass Combustion: Carbon Capture and Storage, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 99-104). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) Pollutant Formation and Health Effects, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 45-61). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones JM, Lea-Langton AR, Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Williams A (2014) The Combustion of Solid Biomass, Pollutants Generated by the Combustion of Solid Biomass Fuels (pp. 25-43). Springer London RIS download Bibtex download
  • Almohammadi KM, Ingham DB, Ma L & Pourkashanian M (2013) Effect of Transitional Turbulence Modelling on a Straight Blade Vertical Axis Wind Turbine, Advanced Structured Materials (pp. 93-112). Springer Berlin Heidelberg RIS download Bibtex download
  • Huang W, Wang Z, Pourkashanian M, Ma L, Ingham DB, Luo S & Liu J (2010) Hydrogen fuelled scramjet combustor-the impact of fuel injection, Fuel Injection Sciyo RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma L, Pourkashanian M & Ingham DB (2008) Advances in Fuel Cell/Turbine Hybrid Systems In Chen X (Ed.), Applied Physics in the 21st Century (pp. 109). RIS download Bibtex download
  • MA L, INGHAM DB & POURKASHANIAN MC (2005) APPLICATION OF FLUID FLOWS THROUGH POROUS MEDIA IN FUEL CELLS, Transport Phenomena in Porous Media III (pp. 418-440). Elsevier RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ingham DB & Ma L (2001) Cyclones in Industrial Ventilation In Goodfellow H & Tahti E (Ed.), Industrial Ventilation Guide Book (pp. 1200-1211). London: Academic Press. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ma L, Fan YC & Naijin C (1992) Research on similarity law to gas-solid two phase flow in turbomachinery, Engineering Mechanics (pp. 730-737). Beijing Science and Technology Book Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • () The Water–Food–Energy Nexus CRC Press RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ingham DB & Ma L () Fundamental Equations for CFD in River Flow Simulations, Computational Fluid Dynamics (pp. 17-49). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers