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John Allport gained a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1985 as a Student Apprentice with the National Coal Board. He later worked in open cast mining in Australia before taking a role designing and installing centrifugal separation systems for the chemical and oil industries.

Following another career change, John then gained over 25 years experience in the field of automotive engineering, covering a range of components, including crankshaft dampers, drive couplings, balance shafts, suspensions and turbochargers. During this time, he completed a PhD in Computer Aided Engineering of Elastomeric Engineering Components at Bradford University, having been awarded an Industrial Fellowship of the Royal 1851 Commission. John has also been awarded over 20 patents covering various aspects of dampers, couplings, bearings and turbochargers.

In November 2013, he was appointed Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Huddersfield having spent the previous 11 years at Cummins Turbo Technologies, most recently as Training and Talent Development Leader, and prior to that as Worldwide Manager and Functional Excellence Leader - Applied Mechanics.  As part of the role, John is Director of the Turbocharger Research Institute at the University.  The Institute was established to conduct research and develop training to support companies at the forefront of this world leading technology.

John is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, serving on several Committees and Panels. He is also an active promoter of engineering in schools, particularly in widening gender diversity.

Research Degree Supervision

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  • Turbocharger
  • Turbo
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Turbines
  • Materials Engineering
  • Vibration analysis
  • Polymers
  • Sustainable Engineering

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Research Output 1993 2019

  • 10 Conference contribution
  • 6 Article

Acoustic characteristics of a ported shroud turbocompressor operating at design conditions

Sharma, S., Broatch, A., García-Tíscar, J., Allport, J. & Nickson, A., 27 Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Engine Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Computer operating systems

Impact of Impeller Casing Treatment on the Acoustics of a Small High Speed Centrifugal Compressor

Sharma, S., García-Tíscar, J., Allport, J., Jupp, M. & Nickson, A., Jun 2018, ASME Turbo Expo 2018 : Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 2B: Turbomachinery. GT2018-76815

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Centrifugal compressors
Aerodynamic stability

Increasing compressor wheel fatigue life through residual stress generation

Barrans, S., Allport, J. & Thompson, A., 26 Apr 2018, (Accepted/In press) Advances in Manufacturing Engineering and Materials: Proceedings of the International Conference on Manufacturing Engineering and Materials (ICMEM 2018). Hloch, S., Klichová, D., Krolczyk, G. M., Chattopadhyaya, S. & Ruppenthalová, L. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 375-385 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Residual stresses
Fatigue of materials
Compressive stress
2 Citations

Analysis of a Tilted Turbine Housing Volute Design Under Pulsating Inlet Conditions

Lee, S., Jupp, M., Allport, J. & Nickson, A., 2017, ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 2C: Turbomachinery. 10 p. V02CT44A016

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Intake systems
Inlet flow
Automotive industry
Open Access
Crude oil
Gas industry
Developing countries

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 2 Oral presentation

Turbocharging the Future: Where is the Technology Going

John Allport (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Turbocharging the Future, Where is the Technology Going?

John Allport (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Active Charge Air Cooling

John Allport (Contributor to Paper or Presentation), Chris Whelan (Speaker)
18 May 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Improving the Capacity of Institutions to Strengthen the Management of National Oil and Gas Resources

Sidikat Ibrahim (Speaker), Paul Bills (Speaker), John Allport (Speaker)
23 Aug 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation