Dr. Martin Burby

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room G75

Please email to arrange an appointment.


Current positions



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.

Areas of research

Sprays, Combustion, Fluid dynamics, Energy-utilisation, CFD


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