Professor Richard Stone studied Engineering at the University of Cambridge, and was sponsored by the MoD with a thick sandwich course. He completed a DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, and his research on boiling heat transfer continued as a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College.
From 1982-93, Richard was a Lecturer and latterly Senior Lecturer at Brunel University before becoming a University Lecturer in Engineering Science and Fellow of Somerville College.
He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Power and Energy, serving as Editor from 2012-16.
Most recent invited plenary lecture: ‘Optical Techniques that can be Applied to Investigate GDI Engine Combustion’; SAE ICE 2017 - 13th International Conference on Engines
Richard's research interests mostly concern Gasoline Direct Injection Engines (Sprays, Mixture Preparation, Combustion, Particulate Emissions), but with a side interest in Laminar Burning Velocity measurements and Vehicle Systems (such as modelling hybrid vehicles) and Longitudinal Studies of Vehicle Technology.
He also collaborates with the Cryogenic Engineering group on Stirling cycle devices (coolers and engines).
Richard is Principal Investigator on the following projects:
I am open to taking on DPhil students with an interest in: