UCL (University College London) is opening unique thermodynamics and fluids laboratories tomorrow, March 3rd, to boost international research in the fields of industrial fluid mechanics, marine engineering, turbo machinery and internal combustion engines.
The refurbishment of the fluid mechanics laboratory has been jointly undertaken with
Funding from SRIF I, the Higher Education Funding Council for
Professor Nicos Ladommatos, Head of the UCL Department of Mechanical Engineering, said, “A vibrant interfaculty and interdepartmental exchange already exists between UCL and Birkbeck College and we hope that industry will also be interested in using the facilities.
“Upgrading the infrastructure will catalyse future projects, increase revenue streams, and provide a rapid and dynamic response to changes in the research directions in the future. This fits closely to the UCL strategy of fostering an interdisciplinary environment, investment in laboratory infrastructure, development of groups which can respond to the ever-changing research environment and which have diverse research portfolios.”