Dr Henry Leonard

Lecturer

Office Times

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Biography

I have been a lecturer at Salford since 1996. I have had many roles during that time. I have been an Undergraduate year tutor, MSc Programme leader in Sustainable Development, Energy and Management, Academic Liaison officer for the School to the GMA IMechE, and supervisor to Final year, MSc dissertation and PhD students.

I am currently focused on delivering much of the Engineering Thermodynamics to all levels and contributing to Fluid Mechanics, Industrial Management, Building Services and Engineering Finance modules.

My main research interests are energy related and in particular renewable energies.

Teaching

I teach a range of subjects to all levels. Currently my portfolio includes:

  • Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics at levels 4,5 and 6
  • Sustainability at level 7
  • Information Technology at level 3
  • Building services at level 5
  • Engineering Finance at level 5

Research Interests

My research areas are currently in Renewable energy. I have also been actively involved in Internal Engine research in particular variable geometry Turbocharging on Diesel engines and variable valve timing system design.

I have experience of supervising PhD students and numerous MSc dissertations. Managed an embryonic research fund for novel pump design and produced twenty four conference and Journal papers. I am also a reviewer for the Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Journal of Multi-physics and I was a paper reviewer for Environ2006 (an international conference).

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc, PhD, PGCAP, FHEA

Publications

I have published more than twenty national and international conference and journal papers. A sample of my most recent publications and presentations are as follows:

Parametric study of a fuel cell under varying atmospheric conditions. Conference paper Renewable Energy in maritime Island Climates. 26-28 April 2006, Dublin, Institute of Technology, Bolton Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Water power: a sustainable technology and future potential. Environ2005 colloquium, Sligo, Ireland, 28th-30 January 2005.

Water Power for a sustainable future, presentation to Cheshire LASP revolutions in Renewables’ seminar Northwich. 26th October 2004

Presentation to Salford University Energy Workshop “Postgraduate courses in the energy field at Salford University” July 2008

Water Power for a sustainable future, presentation to Cheshire LASP revolutions in Renewables’ seminar Northwich. 26th October 2004