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 School of Science, Engineering and the Environment and the programme leader for the MSc in Gas Engineering and Management. I lecture on a range of undergraduate and post graduate engineering modules and I have  also been involved in curriculum design, development and delivery. I am also the Associate Head of the internationally recognised Spray Research Group (SRG), which undertakes both experimental and computational research into atomisation and systems utilising sprays. I have spent time both in industry and academia in the fields of combustion, spray research and new product development.

Areas of research

Energy utilisation, Sprays, CFD, Combustion, NPD


Programme Leader:

  • Industrial and Commercial Combustion Engineering
  • Gas Engineering and Management

Research Interests

My main areas of research are in the fields of energy utilisation,  covering industrial, commercial and domestic applications, the design and utilisation of spraying systems, fluid flow, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and new product development.  

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