Particulate Matter – The Invisible Enemy by Jose Martin Herreros

Location and Date: 
Wednesday, 24 August, 2022, 04:00 PM, Seminar Hall, Second Floor, DESE Building


The energy and transport demands keep growing worldwide, being fossil fuels major contributors to fulfil such demands. There are challenges derived from their use such as their depletion causing fuel security issues, their greenhouse gas emissions associated with global warming, and environmental and human health effects from the exposure to pollutant emissions.
The talk entitled ‘Particulate Matter – The Invisible Enemy’ focuses on Particulate Matter made of solid particles and liquid droplets emitted from transport and additive manufacturing applications. The sources and formation processes of transport related exhaust and non-exhaust particles as well as those related to particles released from Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM) 3D printing are discussed. Methodologies to characterise particles in terms of size, morphology, nanostructure and oxidation reactivity are introduced. The talk finalises discussing particle emission control strategies emphasising synergies between fuel, propulsion and abatement systems for transport related particles and between material, 3D printer and filtration unit for additive manufacturing applications.

Dr Jose Martin Herreros is an Associate Professor in the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. He is the Academic Advisor of the Formula Student and Shell Eco-Marathon teams at the university.He started his research career during his PhD at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) on alternative fuels being complemented with the expertise acquired in emissions characterisation at Penn State University (USA). He studied MSc in Motorsport Engineering and Management at Cranfield University (UK), followed by a post-doc on energy recovery and catalysis at the University of Birmingham. Prior to his academic appointment at the University of Birmingham in 2017, Martin was a Lecturer in Mechanical Design at Nebrija University (Spain) and a Motorsport Engineering Lecturer at Coventry University (UK) from 2015 to 2017.
Martin is currently actively working on the areas of zero carbon fuels, waste heat recovery and emissions characterisation and their abatement. He is currently incorporating new endeavours to his research including the utilisation of waste-based materials and indoor air quality on additive manufacturing applications.