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Sam Akehurst is Professor of Advanced Powertrain Systems, with over 20 years automotive research experience. His research focuses on the performance of future powertrain system with respect to CO2 reduction. His current research portfolio includes a range of industrial collaborative projects in advanced  gasoline engine and hybrid vehicle technology with expertise in Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs).

Prof. Akehurst leads a number of Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) and Innovate UK funded projects with major OEMs including Ford, Jaguar Land Rover and McLaren Automotive.

Research interests

Future Internal Combustion Engine technology

Advanced Transmission Systems

Turbocharging and boosting systems

Thermal management of Powertrain systems

Powertrain Modelling Techniques

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Projects 2005 2021

Research Output 2001 2018

1 Citations
Alcohol fuels
Binary mixtures
Internal combustion engines

Development and Optimisation of an Adaptive Safety Monitor

Akehurst, S., Hillis, A. & Botes, F., 3 Apr 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Fault detection
Open Access
Transient analysis
Direct injection
Internal combustion engines
Antiknock rating
Fuel economy
1 Citations

Particulate emissions from a highly boosted gasoline direct injection engine

Lewis, A., Akehurst, S., Turner, J., Leach, F., Stone, R., Richardson, D., Remmert, S., Cracknell, R. & Campbell, S., 1 Mar 2018, In : International Journal of Engine Research. 19, 3, p. 347-359

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Particulate emissions
Direct injection
Fuel injection