Dr Martin Burby

Lecturer

  • Newton Building Room G75
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 4773/ 3344
  • E: m.burby@salford.ac.uk
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Biography

I am a lecturer in the Petroleum and Gas Engineering Division and am programme leader for the Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering and Gas Engineering and Management programmes. I am also the Associate Head of the Spray Research Group. I graduated from the University of Salford with a BEng in Aeronautical Engineering and obtained an Engineering Doctorate from the University of Manchester. I have spent time both in industry and academia in the fields of combustion, spray research and new product development.

Teaching

Programme Leader:

  • Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering
  • Gas Engineering and Management

Research Interests

My main areas of research cover both experimental and computational analysis in the fields of: combustion technology, the industrial and commercial application of sprays for; cleaning, propulsion, agriculture, aerosol design, decontamination and coating.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering
  • EngD  (Engineering Doctorate)
  • PgDip (Management Science)
  • PgCert (Higher Education and Practice)
  • Commercial Pilots Licence, CPL (A), Instrument rating (MEP)
  • Airline Transport Pilots Licence exams (CAA) frozen
  • CEng (Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Publications

Papers

  1. Burby, M.L and Nasr, G.G, Yule, A.J and Hughes, T., The design of emergency shower heads to comply with the proposed EU standard, ILASS, Mulga, Turkey, Sept. 10-12, 2007.
  2. Burby, M.L., Nasr, G.G, Yule, A. J and Wheatley, A., Using PDA data to validate the CFD models of three airblast atomizer designs, ILASS, Mulga, Turkey, Sept. 10-12, 2007.
  3. Burby, M.L and Nasr, G.G., Descaling of wellhead production tubing using high pressure water atomizers, ILASS, Mulga, Turkey, Sept. 10-12, 2007.
  4. Nasr, G.G., Lloyd, S.E.C., Yule, A.J and Burby, M.L., The characterisation of the spray from a new and novel design of spill return swirl atomiser, ILASS, Mulga, Turkey, Sept. 10-12, 2007.
  5. Nasr, G. G., Burby, M., Yule, A, J and Hughes, T., Assessment of emergency safety showers against proposed EU and ANSI standards, The International Journal of Multiphysics, Vol 2, No. 2, 2008.
  6. Nasr, G.G, Yule AJ, Burby M, Zekria M, Clarke J and Woodall D, Understanding the cleaning performance of high pressure sprays at long stand-off distances, 25th ILASS-Europe, Italy, 2008.
  7.  El Kamiki, M., Nasr, G.G., Burby, M.L and Onyukwu, E., The characterisation of overlapping flat sprays for descaling oil and gas wells, ICLASS Colorado 2009.
  8. Nasr, G.G., Stewart J.A. and Burby M., Spray characterization of glycerine water mixture using spill-return atomizer (SRA), Triennial International Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Vail, Colorado USA, July 2009.
  9. Nagib M, Ezuka I, Burby M and Nasr GG, Simultaneous production of oil and gas reserves from single wellbore, 2010 SPE production and operations conference, Tunisia, June 2010 and SPE production & operations Journal, June 2011, SPE # 101195.
  10. Nasr, G.G. and Burby M., Spray characterization of flat overlapping sprays, ILASS2010, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept 2010.
  11. Stewart J.A and Nasr G.G and Burby, M., PDA measurement using spill-return atomizer, ILASS 2010, Brno, Czech Republic, Sept 2010.
  12. Stewart, J., Nasr, G. G and M. Burby, Fine spray behaviour upon impaction of varied material surfaces, ILASS-America, Cincinnati, Ohi, USA, May 2010.
  13. Burby, M., Nasr, G.G, Nourian, A and J.A. Stewart, Effect of swirl chamber on uniform spray coating of surfaces using spill-return atomiser (SRA), ILASS- America 23rd Annual Conference on Liquid Atomisation and Spray Systems, Ventura, CA, May 2011.
  14. Burby, M., Nasr, G.G., Hughes, T, and Scholes, N., The wash-off performance of emergency safety shower designs, ILASS- America 23rd Annual Conference on Liquid Atomisation and Spray Systems, Ventura, CA, May 2011.
  15. Nagib M, Solumon I, Burby M and Nasr GG, Modelling of a down hole pulsating device, Middle East Oil and Gas shows, Manama, Bahrain Kingdom, SPE # 101195, 2011.
  16. Burby, M., Nasr, G.G and Nagib, M., Fine sprays for coating and decontamination in the healthcare environment, ILASS 2011, Estoril, Portugal, 2011.
  17. Alani, O., Burby, M., Durie, F., Hall, N., Lin, Yu-Wei., Kamerade, D., Newberry, S and Talbot., Opportunities and limitations of technology for assessment: evidence from practice at the university of Salford, Education in a Changing Environment, 6th International Conference, Creativity & Engagement in Higher Education, Salford, 2011.
  18. Chimagwu, G., Nasr, G.G and Burby, M., Characterisation of overlapping flat fan sprays for petroleum applications, ILASS-America, 24th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2012.
  19. Burby, M., Nasr, G.G., Nourian, A and Stewart, J.A., Spray Coating in health environments, ILASS-America, 24th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, 2012.
  20. Nourian, A., El Kamiki and Burby, M., Removal of scale in petroleum production tubing utilising high pressure atomisers, ICLASS, 12th International Conference, Heidelberg, 2012.

Journal Papers

  1. Burby, M., Ghasem, G, N., Yule, A, J and Hughes, T., Assessment of Emergency Safety Showers against Proposed EU and ANSI standards, The International Journal of Multiphysics, Vol 2, No. 2, 2008.
  2. Burby, M., Nasr G.G., Yule, A. J and Morgan, L., Using PDA to validate the CFD of novel airblast atomizer designs, Atomization and Sprays Journal, Vol. 20, No. 7, p565, 2010.

Confidential Reports

  1. Nasr G.G., Giri S., Burby M.L and Yule A.J., Opportunities for step change technology in vessel cleaning, Phase-I, Unilever R&D, Port Sunlight, Confidential SCGN-900, NOV. 2006.
  2. Nasr G.G., Burby M., Ultrasoinc device and fine spray, Confidential HSS Ltd, Oct. 2007.
  3. Burby M., Nasr G.G.  and Wheatley A., Suitability of natural gas in aero combustion chamber, Confidential SM0012, June 2007.
  4. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L. and Connor N., Pressure drop measurements, Uponor Ltd, Confidential, SGCN0282, March 2008.
  5. Burby M, Yule A.J., Nasr GG, CFD modelling in spray painting and coating, Confidential, ICI, Sept. 2008.
  6. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L., Carbon Monoxide (CO) emission control in the mobile home, Hymerhome UK, Confidential, SGCC0377, April 2010.
  7. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L., Stewart J.A., Eco-Welding, Confidential, WilkinsonStar Ltd, UoS, SRG, SGCC054, Phase-I, June 2010.
  8. 114. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L., Norian A., Eco-Welding, Confidential, WilkinsonStar Ltd, UoS, SRG, SGCC054, Phase-II, Jan 2011.
  9. 115. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L., Norian A., Eco-Welding, Confidential, WilkinsonStar Ltd, UoS, SRG, SGCC054, Phase-III, Final Executive Report, June 2011.
  10. 116. Godpower E., Asyel Y., Burby M., Nasr G.G., Characterisation of Agricultural Atomisers, Confidential, SRG and University of Bayer (Turkey), SRGB292011, Sept. 2011.

PCT Patents Granted

  1. Nasr G.G., Burby M.L and Yule A.J., Meter dose spray (09-11).
  2. Nasr G.G., Burby and Yule A.J., Aerosol spray using compressed gas (10-11).
  3. Nasr G.G., Burby and Yule A.J., Aerosol spray (10-11).
  4. Nasr G.G., Burby and Yule A.J., Aerosol spray with no loss valve using compressed gas (10-11).
  5. Nasr G.G., Burby and Yule A.J, Superslim aerosol valve using compressed gas (09-11).
  6. Nasr, G.G, Burby, M and Nourian, A., Welding torch, 2012, PM330362GB.