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Research interests

Spark-ignition combustion engines and alternative fuels; hybridization of engines and vehicles; alternative and novel engine concepts including rotary engines and gas turbines.  I also have interests in synthetic carbon-neutral fuels and methods of bringing renewable energy into the transportation sector.


  • TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2001 2019

4 Citations (Scopus)

Methanol as a fuel for internal combustion engines

Verhelst, S., Turner, J., Sileghem, L. & Vancoillie, J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Progress in Energy and Combustion Science. 70, p. 43-88 46 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2-Stroke Engine Options for Automotive Use: A Fundamental Comparison of Different Potential Scavenging Arrangements for Medium-Duty Truck Applications

Turner, J., Wijetunge, R. S., Chang, J., Engineer, N., Blundell, D. W. & Burke, P., 1 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : SAE Technical Paper Series.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines

Analysis of different uniflow scavenging options for a medium-duty 2-stroke engine for a U.S. light-truck application

Turner, J., Head, R. A., Wijetunge, R. S., Chang, J., Engineer, N., Blundell, D. W. & Burke, P., 5 Nov 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 ASME Internal Combustion Engines Fall Conference.

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

1 Citations (Scopus)
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