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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.

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Keywords

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

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Research Output 1993 2018

  • 9 Conference contribution
  • 5 Article

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. Springer Verlag, (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering)

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

Compressors
Residual stresses
Wheels
Fatigue of materials
Compressive stress
1 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
Turbines
Rotors
Inlet flow
Automotive industry
Open Access
Crude oil
Gases
Gas industry
Developing countries
Transparency

Integrated Electrical Machine-Turbo Machinery

Al-ani, M., Lee, S. & Allport, J. 26 Jun 2017 ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Vol. 3, 7 p. GT2017-63429

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

Machinery
Gas generators
Axial flow
Global warming
Automotive industry

Metrology Education Impediment in Developing Countries Considering the Case of Nigeria

Ibrahim, S., Bills, P. & Allport, J. 26 Jun 2017 Canada International Conference on Education (CICE-2017). Shoniregun, C. A. & Akmayeva, G. A. (eds.). p. 471-475 5 p.

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

Open Access
Nigeria
developing country
educational institution
curriculum
education

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Active Charge Air Cooling

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

Activity: Oral presentation