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Research interests

Vehicles Electrification - Innovative Internal Combustion Engines - Turbo-Supercharger Boosting Systems as applied to Low Carbon and Hybrid Vehicles.

Teaching interests

Internal combustion engines - Boosting systems for internal combustion engines - Data acquisition systems - Thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat transfer

Other responsibilities

Project/Research group management.

Willing to supervise PhD

Hybrid Vehicles and E-mobility - Internal combustion engines - Innovative boosting systems for internal combustion engines

Education/Academic qualification

Mechanical Engineering, Doctor of Engineering

Apr 2011May 2014

Mechanical Engineering, Master of Engineering

Sep 2007Jul 2010

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Università di Napoli Federico II

Sep 2002Dec 2007


  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Internal Combustione Engines
  • Turbochargers
  • Low Emissions Vehicles
  • Low Carbon Vehicles
  • Hybrid vehicles
  • Superchargers
  • Charging systems
  • Data acquisition systems

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 12 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 1 Conference article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Nonlinear Observer-Based Air-Fuel Ratio Control for Port Fuel Injected Wankel Engines

Chen, A. S., Herrmann, G., Na, J., Turner, M., Vorraro, G. & Brace, C., 31 Oct 2018, Proceedings 12th UKACC International Conference on Control, CONTROL 2018. IEEE, p. 224-229

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Testing of a Modern Wankel Rotary Engine - Part I: Experimental Plan, Development of the Software Tools and Measurement Systems

Vorraro, G., Turner, M. & Turner, J., 14 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) SAE International Journal of Engines. 16 p. 2019-01-0075

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Citations (Scopus)

A statistical approach to the analysis of the surge phenomenon

Bontempo, R., Cardone, M., Manna, M. & Vorraro, G., 1 Apr 2017, In : Energy. 124, p. 502-509

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flow rate
Centrifugal compressors
4 Citations (Scopus)
28 Downloads (Pure)

Characterization of a supercharger as boosting & turbo-expansion device in sequential multi-stage systems

Romagnoli, A., Copeland, C., Vorraro, G., Rajoo, S. & Martinez-Botas, R., 15 Mar 2017, In : Energy Conversion and Management. p. 127-141

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Test facilities
Heat transfer
Air intakes