1993 …2020

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Biography

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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External positions

Member of Integrated Standards Accreditation Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

20 Sep 2018 → …

Member of Academic Standards Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

20 Sep 2018 → …

Chair of Academic Standards Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

12 Sep 201620 Sep 2018

Academic Member of Academic Standards Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

30 May 201512 Sep 2016

Academic member of Academic Standards Panel, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

18 Nov 201330 May 2015

Industrial Member of Academic Standards Committee, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

May 201018 Nov 2013

Chartered Engineer and Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

3 Feb 2005 → …

Industrial Member of Academic Standards Panel, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Dec 2003May 2010

Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institution, Institution of Mechanical Engineers

6 Nov 19953 Feb 2005

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Research Output

Evaluation of modelling parameters for computing flow-induced noise in a small high-speed centrifugal compressor

Sharma, S., García-Tíscar, J., Allport, J., Barrans, S. & Nickson, K., 1 Mar 2020, In : Aerospace Science and Technology. 98, 15 p., 105697.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Evolution of flow characteristics in a centrifugal compressor with an increase in operating speed

    Sharma, S., García-Tíscar, J., Allport, J., Barrans, S. & Nickson, K., 14 Feb 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Engine Research.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Acoustic and pressure characteristics of a ported shroud turbocompressor operating at near surge conditions

    Sharma, S., Broatch, A., García-Tíscar, J., Nickson, K. & Allport, J., May 2019, In : Applied Acoustics. 148, p. 434-447 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Acoustic characterisation of a small high-speed centrifugal compressor with casing treatment: An experimental study

    Sharma, S., Broatch, A., García-Tíscar, J., Allport, J. & Nickson, K., 1 Dec 2019, In : Aerospace Science and Technology. 95, p. 1-15 15 p., 105518.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
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  • Activities

    Engineering the future of Technical Education in the UK

    John Allport (Speaker)
    26 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Journal of Sound and Vibration (Journal)

    John Allport (Reviewer)
    17 Oct 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    Design of high speed radial compressors and turbines

    John Allport (Examiner)
    16 Jul 2019

    Activity: Examination typesPhD Examination

    International Journal of Sustainable Engineering (Journal)

    John Allport (Reviewer)
    11 Jun 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management (Journal)

    John Allport (Reviewer)
    2 May 2019 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

    Press / Media

    Renewable Energy

    John Allport

    30/04/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Can Elon Musk actually make a flying Tesla Car?

    John Allport

    10/01/19

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Engineering in West Yorkshire

    John Allport

    10/09/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Mechanical Marvels in West Yorkshire

    John Allport

    10/09/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Institute's New Lease of Life for "Forgotten Invention"

    John Allport

    6/02/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research