Mr Martin Burby

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


I am a Senior lecturer in the School of Science, Engineering and the Environment, where I am currently the the programme leader for the Masters programmes in Aerospace Engineering and Autonomous Systems.

My areas of expertise cover both experimental and computational analysis across a range of fields, such as fluid flow, combustion technology, industrial and commercial application of sprays, and petroleum and gas technology and aerospace assembly.

During my time at the University I have undertaken management consultancy and research work for a number of blue chip companies covering a wide range of subject areas, such as; new product design, developing and embedding innovation within companies, testing products to standards and health and safety advice with regard to oil and gas.

Areas of Research

Combustion, Sprays and Atomization, CFD, New product Development


Programme Leader
Aerospace Engineering (MSc) - current
Autonomous Systems (MSc) - current
Gas Engineering and Management (MSc)
Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering (MSc)

Taught Modules (Undergraduate / Postgraduate)
Taught across programmes in Aeronautical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Petroleum and Gas Engineering at both postgraduate and undergraduate level. Module lead on 20 modules covering a range of subject areas: - Fluid dynamics, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer, Fundamentals of Natural Gas, Production Systems and Design, Combustion Theory, Burner Types and Design, Burner Utilisation, Burner Process Control, Industrial and Gas Safety and Regulations, Industrial Gas Pipework and Standards, Industrial Burner Commissioning, Burner Optimisation and Fault Finding, Petroleum Economics and Project Management, Business and Project Gas Management, Energy Utilisation, Engineering Materials and Petroleum Group design, Control Engineering and Petroleum Group Design, Energy and Power, Aerospace Assembly, Aircraft Design.

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and Practice

    2010 - 2011
  • EngD

    2000 - 2005
  • Management Science

    2000 - 2002
  • Aeronautical Engineering

    1994 - 1998

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE)

  • Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (MIGEM)

  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)