Henry Curran - Curriculum Vitae#

My principal expertise lies in the generation of detailed chemical kinetic models to describe fuel pyrolysis and oxidation; I am Priority Research Area Leader for Energy and Director of the Combustion Chemistry Centre at NUI Galway.

Honours and Awards
  • Top 1% of cited researchers worldwide every year since 2014.
  • Plenary Lecture 37th International Symposium on Combustion, Dublin, 2018.
  • Boyle-Higgins Gold Medal and Lecture Award, Institute of Chemistry of Ireland, 2017.
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invitation Fellowship 2016.
  • Member of the Royal Irish Academy 16th March 2015.
  • Inaugural NUI Galway President’s Award for Research Excellence (June 2014).
  • Top Two Most Cited Papers in Combustion and Flame: Combustion and Flame, 114:149–177 (1998) Combustion and Flame, 129:253–280 (2002)

Book Chapters
  • C.K. Westbrook, H.J. Curran, “Chapter 7 - Detailed kinetics of fossil and renewable fuel combustion”, Computer Aided Chemical Engineering 45 (2019) 363-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-64087-1.00007-3.
  • C. K. Westbrook, W. J. Pitz, H. J. Curran, Chapter 17: “Autoignition and chemical kinetic mechanisms of HCCI combustion” in “HCCI and CAI engines for the automotive industry”, Edited by Hua Zhao, CRC Press LLC, FL 33487, USA ISBN 978-1-4200-4459-1.
  • Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Henry Curran, Tiziano Faravelli, Pierre A. Glaude, Chapter 4: “Specificities Related to Detailed Kinetic Models for the Combustion of Oxygenated Fuels Components” in “Cleaner Combustion”, Edited by Frédérique Battin-Leclerc, Edward Blurock, John M. Simmie, Springer London, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, ISBN 978-1-4471-5306-1.

Refereed Publications: 230
Conference presentations: 201
Invited Lectures: 46

Collaborative Research Activity

Saudi Arabian Oil Company; Siemens Energy Canada Limited; Alstom Power Switzerland; Renault, Paris; Shell Research UK; Texas A&M University; Imperial College London; Princeton University; Stanford University; Georgia Institute of Technology; University of Southern California; Nancy Université; Cornell University; King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Argonne National Laboratory; Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille; CNRS, Orléans.

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