Mr Thomas Kirch

Thomas Kirch
Postgraduate Student
School of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

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Mr Thomas Kirch

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.

Language Competencies

Language Competency
German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Romanian; Moldavian; Moldovan Can read and understand spoken
Spanish; Castilian Can read, write, speak and understand spoken


Date Institution name Country Title
2012 - 2014 Ruhr University Bochum Germany Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
2008 - 2011 Ruhr University Bochum Germany Bachelor of Science in Environmental Technology and Resource Management


Date Citation
2016 Kirch,T, Medwell,P, Birzer,C, 2016, Natural draft and forced primary air combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace, Biomass and Bioenergy, 91, 108-115 10.1016/j.biombioe.2016.05.003
2016 Kirch,T, Birzer,C, Medwell,P, Holden,L, 2016, The role of primary and secondary air on wood combustion in cookstoves, International Journal of Sustainable Energy, Online, 1-10 10.1080/14786451.2016.1166110

Conference Papers

Date Citation
2015 Kirch,T, Medwell,PR, Birzer,CH, 2015, Assessment of natural draft combustion properties of a top-lit up-draft research furnace, Australian Combustion Symposium, Melbourne
  • DAAD, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (11 month)
  • Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, Postgraduate Research Scholarship (up to 30 month)
Postgraduate Student
North Terrace
Engineering South
Room Number
1 07
Org Unit
Faculty of Engineering Computer & Math Sciences