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Mr Denis Marchant

Associate Professor & Director of Academic Quality


My career spans 47 years, comprising 27 years spent working in the automotive industry (Ricardo, Fiat and Suzuki) and 20 years working in the education sector. For 11 years I was Director of Automotive Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering, Kingston University, London. As a result of University restructuring in 2011, I took a senior Faculty post in addition to my role as an Associate Professor of Automotive Engineering.

My current research activities include membership of Kingston University's Materials Research Centre, Complex Flows Group and various automotive research.

I am a Professional Review Assessor/Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and an Academic Accreditation Chair for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 

Areas of specialism

  • Automotive Systems Engineering
  • Vehicle Design
  • Vehicle Technology
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics
  • Advanced Automotive Engineering
  • Engineering Design


  • MSc with Distinction in Advance Industrial Manufacturing Systems, Kingston University
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Further and Adult Education, Brighton University

Professional membership

Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology, FIET

Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, FIMechE

Fellow of the Institute of the Motor Industry, FIMI

Member of the Society of Automotive Engineers MSAE

Chartered Engineer, CEng


Chassis Design and Lightweight Vehicle Structures

Materials Technology

Advanced Diesel Technology

Alternative Fuels

Motorcycle Ergonomics


Number of items: 20.


Effendy, M., Yao, Y.F., Yao, J. and Marchant, D.R. (2016) DES study of blade trailing edge cutback cooling performance with various lip thicknesses. Applied Thermal Engineering, 99, pp. 434-445. ISSN (print) 1359-4311

Sedyono, Joko, Hadavinia, Homayoun, Venetsanos, Demetrios and Marchant, Denis R. (2015) Enumeration search method for optimisation of stacking sequence of laminated composite plates subjected to buckling. Open Engineering, 5(1), ISSN (online) 2391-5439

Riyadi, T.W.B., Zhang, T., Marchant, D. and Zhu, X. (2014) Synthesis and fabrication of NiAl coatings with Ti underlayer using induction heating. Surface and Coatings Technology, 258, pp. 154-159. ISSN (print) 0257-8972

Sarjito, and Marchant, Denis (2013) A study of a multi-stage downdraught evaporative cooling device using CFD to assess the effect of the primary inlet to mixing stack area ratio: Preliminary work to establish the baseline performance of the device. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 465-6, pp. 248-254. ISSN (print) 1660-9336

Zhu, Xiaomeng, Zhang, Tao, Marchant, Denis and Morris, Valerie (2012) Combustion synthesis of Ni/Al base composites. Advanced Materials Research, 545, pp. 50-55. ISSN (print) 1022-6680

Kusztelan, A, Yao, Y., Marchant, D.R. and Wang, Y. (2011) A Review of Novel Turbocharger Concepts for Enhancements in Energy Efficiency. International Journal of Thermal & Environmental Engineering, 2(2), pp. 75-82.

Zhu, X, Zhang, T., Marchant, D. and Morris, V. (2011) The structure and properties of NiAl formed by SHS using induction heating. Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(3), pp. 1251-1260. ISSN (print) 0921-5093

Zhu, X., Zhang, T., Morris, V. and Marchant, D. (2010) Combustion synthesis of NiAl/Al2O3 composites by induction heating. Intermetallics, 18(6), pp. 1197-1204. ISSN (print) 0966-9795

Zhu, X., Zhang, T., Marchant, D. and Morris, V. (2010) Combustion synthesis of TiC-NiAl composite by induction heating. Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 30(13), pp. 2781-2790. ISSN (print) 0955-2219

England, J., Hadavinia, H., Marchant, D.R. and Aboutorabi, A. (2010) Design of Automotive Metal and Composite Chassis Structures. Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 3(3), pp. 211-225. ISSN (print) 2212-7976

Kusztelan, A, Hadavinia, H. and Marchant, D.R. (2010) Recent Patents in Automotive Gull-Wing Door Hinge Mechanisms. Recent Patents on Mechanical Engineering, 3(1), pp. 51-64.

Ghasemnejad, H., Hadavinia, H., Marchant, D. and Aboutorabi, A. (2008) Energy absorption of thin-walled corrugated crash box in axial crushing. Structural Durability & Health Monitoring, 4(1), pp. 29-46. ISSN (print) 1930-2983

Book Section

Kusztelan, A., Marchant, Denis, Yao, Yufeng and Wang, Yawei (2013) Investigating the effects on the low speed response of a pressure charged IC engine through the application of a twin-entry turbine housing. In: Yang, Gi-Chul , Ao, Sio-long and Gelman, Len, (eds.) IAENG Transactions on Engineering Technologies. Springer Netherlands. pp. 201-213. (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering) ISSN (print) 1876-1100 ISBN 9789400761902

Conference or Workshop Item

Sarjito, S and Marchant, Denis (2013) Effect of downdraught mass flow rate generated and the uniformity of the velocity and temperature profiles downstream of the multi-array nozzles. In: 13th International Conference on Quality in Research (QiR) 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia; 25 - 28 Jun 2013, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Proceeding of the 13th International Conference on QIR (Quality in Research)) ISSN (online) 1411-1284

Kusztelan, A, Marchant, D.R., Yao, Y., Wang, Y., Selcuk, S and Gaikwad, A (2012) Increases in Low Speed Response of an IC Engine using a Twin-entry Turbocharger. In: World Congress of Engineering; 4-6 July 2012, London, U.K.. ISBN 9789881925220

Turner, D, Yao, Y. and Marchant, D. (2012) Motorcycle Aerodynamic Performance Improvement through Belly Pan Design Evaluation and Testing. In: SAE 2012 World Congress; 24-26 Apr 2012, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A..

Sedyono, J., Hadavinia, H., Deng, J., Marchant, D.R. and Garcia, J. (2012) Optimization of the stacking sequence of laminated composite plates under buckling loads. In: XVII International Conference: Mechanics of Composite Materials; 28 May - 1 Jun 2012, Riga, Latvia.

Soroush, V.R., Ghasemnejad, Hessam, Marchant, D.R. and Aboutorabi, A. (2011) Advanced application of natural fibres in high performance automotive composite structures. In: The Nineteenth Annual International Conference on COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING (ICCE-19); 24 - 30 Jul 2011, Shanghai, China. (Unpublished)

Kusztelan, A, Yao, Y., Marchant, D.R. and Wang, Y. (2011) Increasing low speed engine response of a downsized CI engine equipped with a Twin-entry Turbocharger. In: Ricardo User Conference 2011; 2011 (5th April), Germany. (Submitted)

Kusztelan, A, Yao, Y., Marchant, D.R. and Wang, Y. (2010) A Review of Novel Turbocharger Concepts for Enhancements in Energy Efficiency. In: International Conference on Energy, Water, and Environment; 2010 (Dec 12-15), Amman, Jordan.

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