Professor Richard Stone

Professor Richard StoneRichard Stone is a Professor in Engineering Science at the Department of Engineering Science at Oxford.  He was appointed to a lectureship in Oxford in 1993, and for 11 years prior to that he was a lecturer/senior lecturer at Brunel University.

His main interest is combustion in spark ignition engines, but he also has interests in in-cylinder heat transfer, the measurement of laminar burning velocities under wide ranging temperatures, pressures and compositions, and is undertaking a longitudinal study of vehicle technology.

Introduction to Internal Combustion EnginesHe has written over 100 papers, mostly in the area of engine combustion and instrumentation. He is well known for his book ‘Introduction to Internal Combustion Engines’, now in its 4th edition.

Richard also works closely with Mike Dadd and Paul Bailey in the Cryogenics Group, whose interests range from Cryo-cooler compressors, through oil-free refrigeration to Stirling engines and low-cost solar concentrators.

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