Mr Thomas Kirch

Postgraduate Student
Mr Thomas Kirch
  Org Unit Faculty of Engineering Computer & Math Sciences
  Email thomas.kirch@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 3152
  Location Floor/Room 1 07 ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace

My current research focuses on the pyrolysis, gasification and combustion processes in top-lit up-draft cookstoves. This work is part of research being done on biomass burning cookstoves in The Humanitarian Technologies Research Group.
My PhD supervisors are:

Dr Paul Medwell School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Dr Cristian Birzer School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
Dr Philip van Eyk School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide
 
My professional background includes:
  • Mar 2016 - present: PhD student, School of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Apr 2015 - Feb 2016: Visiting Researcher, The University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Feb 2015 - Mar 2015: Engineer in Research and Developement, Doosan Lentjes, Düsseldorf-Ratingen, Germany
  • Aug 2012 - Jun 2014: Research Assistant, Department of Energy Plant Technology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany
  • Mar 2009 - Jul 2011: Research Assistant, Department of Energy Plant Technology, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

  • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 2014
  • Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology and Resource Management, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, 2011

  • DAAD, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (11 month)
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (up to 30 month)

  • Combustion
  • Gasification

  1. Natural draft and forced primary air combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace
    Kirch, T., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H.
    Biomass and Bioenergy (2016) 91, pp. 108-115.

  2. The role of primary and secondary air on wood combustion in cookstoves
    Kirch, T., Birzer, C.H., Medwell, P.R., Holden, L.
    International Journal of Sustainable Energy (2016). In Press.

  3. Assessment of natural draft combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace
    Kirch, T., Medwell, P.R., Birzer, C.H.
    Australian Combustion Symposium (2015), Melbourne, Paper 3B01.

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