Michael Fairweather graduated from the University of Leeds with a first degree in fuel and combustion science and a Ph.D. degree on the prediction of heat transfer from flames. He then worked for British Gas for 17 years, where he was involved mainly in safety and gas utilization research, and subsequently joined the School of Process, Environmental, and Materials Engineering at the University of Leeds where he now holds a Chair in thermofluids and combustion. He has been engaged in research in the areas of fluid dynamics, combustion, heat transfer, and thermodynamics for more than 30 years, with his primary interest being the development of computational fluid dynamic (CFD) techniques and their application to chemical and process engineering problems. He is also involved in research on numerical solution strategies and reduced chemical kinetic schemes as well as in experimental work aimed at providing data for model formulation and validation. He has authored more than 200 refereed journal and conference papers, and is a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Computer Aided Process Engineering Subject Group Committee and East Pennine Members Group Committee as well as being a member of the European Federation of Chemical Engineers’ Computer Aided Process Engineering Committee. In 2006, he received, with his coauthors, the Distinguished Paper Award on Reaction Kinetics for a paper presented at the Twenty-First International Symposium on Combustion, and in 2010, he was the recipient of the IChemE’s Frank Lees Medal for a paper, with his coauthors, presented at Hazards XXI, Process Safety and Environmental Protection.
Biography Updated on 4 November 2012