Thomas Lattimore


Dr. Thomas Lattimore
Department of Engineering

GUtech, PO Box 1816, Athaibah PC 130, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Room: 329B
+968 2206 1136 (office)

+968 22061000

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Short biogaphy:

Dr. Thomas Lattimore holds a Master's degree (4 year Integrated Master's) (MEng) (2012), and a PhD degree (2016), both from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Thomas joined GUtech in September 2016 as a Research Assistant and upon the successful application for his Teaching Permit, he was promoted to the position of Lecturer in August 2017. He has research publications in the Applied Energy and Fuel Journals. His current research interests include Pre-ignition and Superknock in turbocharged gasoline DISI engines, as well as small scale Bio-Energy Generation.

Full CV

  • PhD , Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016.
  • MEng , Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Introduction to CAD
  • Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

Research Areas

  • Pre-Ignition & Superknock
  • Small Scale Bio-Energy Power Generation

Research Projects

  • Project title: Design, Construction and Testing of a Miniature Low Cost Power Plant
    Period: 02/2017–10/2017
    Role: Co-investigator
    Funded by: GUtech
    Porject description:

    The project involved the designed of a furnace/boiler and turbine for a Miniature Low-Cost Power Plant, which burns waste bio-mass in order to produce electricity. This was a Bachelor Thesis Project funded by GUtech (200 RO/student). The Power Plant was designed, constructed and tested by the students under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Lattimore and Dr.-Ing. Najah Al Mhanna. The Power Plant managed to produce a power output of around 100W for a few seconds at a time. This project will continue with the next set of Bachelor Thesis students in order to improve the design of the Power Plant in order to produce a good level of Power consistently by burning the waste bio-mass.


Peer Reviewed Journals
  • Xu, C., Zhong, A., Li, X., Wang, C., Sahu, A., Xu, H., Lattimore, T., Zhou, K., Huang, Y. (2017). Laminar burning characteristics of upgraded biomass pyrolysis fuel derived from rice husk at elevated pressures and temperatures. Fuel , 210 (1) , 249–261.
  • Bao, X., Jiang, Y., Xu. H., Wang, C., Lattimore, T., Tang, L. (2017). Laminar flame characteristics of cyclopentanone at elevated temperatures. Applied Energy , 195 (1) , 671–680.
  • Lattimore, T., Wang, C., Xu, H., Wyszynski, M. L., Shuai, S. (2016). Investigation of EGR Effect on Combustion and PM Emissions in a DISI Engine. Applied Energy , 161 , 256–267.
  • Lattimore, T. (2016). Investigation of compression ratio and fuel effect on combustion and PM emissions in a DISI engine. Fuel , 169 , 68–78.
  • Wang, C., Xu, H., Herreros, J. M., Lattimore, T., Shuai, S. (2014). Fuel Effect on Particulate Matter Composition and Soot Oxidation in a Direct-Injection Spark Ignition (DISI) Engine. Energy and Fuels , 28 (3) , 2003–2012.
Conference Papers
Other Articles
Published Books

Trainings taken
Participation in competitions
  • Thomas Lattimore participated in the Formula Student project at the University of Birmingham during the 2010/11 academic year. He was the Head of Cooling for the car. He designed and manufactured cooling ducts to improve the cooling in the car, forming a sub-team to manufacture the ducts out of carbon fiber. His role was successful, as the car did not suffer any cooling issues, which had prevented the team from finishing the 22km endurance challenge the year before.