Dr Daniel Pugh is a lecturer at Cardiff University specialising in fluid dynamics, undertaking research into the development and characterisation of alternative fuels for transport and power generation. He attained his PhD through an EPSRC-funded project to evaluate an energy intensive site, and determine if centralised electricity generation and steam distribution is preferable to local consumption of waste heat and by-product fuels.
Within Cardiff’s Centre for Research into Energy, Waste and the Environment, his work encompasses fundamental aspects of combustion within energy systems, and minimising the production of harmful emissions. Since 2013, he has worked as a Research Associate before becoming a Fellow, gaining experience across a broad range of topics including; Carbon-free fuels such as H2 and NH3, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), waste by-product fuels and Aerospace applications.
He has also contributed research to projects funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK, WEFO, and BEIS, enabled through the development of experimental facilities and advanced diagnostics at Cardiff’s Gas Turbine Research Centre. This has resulted in Dr Pugh receiving the 2020 Hinshelwood prize for meritorious work in the field of combustion.