University staff profile

Dr David Mason

Deputy HoS Engineering

Computing, Engineering and Mathematics


Research Interests:

  • Experimental investigation and numerical simulation of multi-phase processes
  • Clean Diesel combustion

Current Research Projects:

  • Energy Efficiency and Environment: a Cross-Channel Cluster (E3C3)
  • Experimental Evaluation of Strategies to Enable Low NOx Diesel Combustion
  • Large Particle Fouling of Compact Heat Exchangers

Previous Grants:

  • Simulation of cavitation in high pressure fuel injectors – funded by Ricardo


  • Course Leader for MSc Automotive Engineering
  • Experimental Methods (ME209)
  • Automotive Engineering (ME329)
  • Vehicle Design (MEM41)
  • Power Train Engineering (XEM48)


  • Papers accepted for publication:
    • Mason, D.J., Begg, S., Cooper, B. and Jackson, N. (2008) "A low compression ratio low NOx diesel combustion system. Système de combustion diesel à faible taux de compression et niveau d’oxydes d’azote abaissé" International Conference DIESEL ENGINES: The Low CO2 and Emissions Reduction Challenge, May 2008.

Research Publications

Number of items: 10.

Applin, Nicholas, Miche, Nicolas, Mason, David and Marengo, Marco (2016) Dripping and jetting from pipe wall leakages in cross flow fouling In: ILASS – Europe 2016, 27th Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Brighton, UK, 4-7 September 2016.

Begg, Steven, Mason, David and Heikal, Morgan (2009) Combustion phasing in an optical gasoline engine operating in the limit of spark-assisted controlled auto-ignition Proc. JUMV Intl. Automotive Conf. and Exhibition (XXII Science and Motor Vehicles 2009), Paper 36.

Begg, Steven, Mason, David and Heikal, Morgan (2009) Spark ignition and spark-assisted controlled auto-ignition in an optical gasoline engine In: SAE/JSAE Technical Paper Series 2009-32-0072/20097072. 15th Small Engine Technology Conference (SETC), Penang, Malaysia.

Sazhin, Sergei, Krutitskii, P.A., Martynov, S.B., Mason, David, Heikal, Morgan and Sazhina, Elena (2007) Transient heating of a semitransparent spherical body International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 46 (5). pp. 444-457.

Martynov, S., Mason, David, Heikal, Morgan, Sazhin, Sergei and Gorokhovski, M. (2006) Modelling of cavitation flow in a nozzle and its effect on spray development In: Proceedings of 13th International Heat Transfer Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Mason, David, Heikal, Morgan and Douch, N. (2006) Air side fouling of compact heat exchangers International Journal of Heat Exchangers, VII (1). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1524-5608

Martynov, S., Mason, David and Heikal, Morgan (2006) Numerical simulation of cavitation flows based on their hydrodynamic similarity International Journal of Engine Research, 7 (3). pp. 283-296. ISSN 1468-0874

Martynov, S.B., Mason, David and Heikal, Morgan (2005) Hydrodynamic Similarity of Cavitation Flows in Nozzles In: 5th International Symposium on Multiphase Flow, Heat Mass Transfer and Energy Conversion, 3-6 Jul 2005, Xi'an, China.

Li, Jintang and Mason, David (2002) Application of the discrete element modelling in air drying of particulate solids Drying Technology, 20 (2). pp. 255-282. ISSN 1532-2300

Mason, David and Levy, Avi (2001) A model for non-suspension gas–solids flow of fine powders in pipes International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 27 (3). pp. 415-435. ISSN 0301-9322

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