Professor Colin Garner FREng, PhD is Emeritus Professor of Applied Thermodynamics at Loughborough University and an independent consultant.
He has held over 40 major government and industrial grants for advanced research covering power and energy systems, fuels, fluid flow, heat transfer, combustion and emissions control. This research has covered a variety of applications including battery electric and engine powertrains. His research has been featured in New Scientist and on BBC TV and radio. Simon has published over 140 peer-reviewed papers and has six granted patents. His research has received several international prizes, including from the SAE and IMechE.
He is directly engaged with major international companies and the Automotive Council. Early in his career he gained significant experience working on bus and rail vehicle development at what is now called Transport for London. He has served as an academic adviser to the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) Heavy Duty Vehicle Strategy Action Group and as the technical director of the Caterpillar Innovation and Research Centre at Loughborough University.
From 2005 to 2017 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Proc. IMechE: Journal of Automobile Engineering and he continues to serve on the journal’s editorial board.
He joined Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) UK Ltd as a non-executive director in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.