Mr Thomas Kirch

Thomas Kirch
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
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
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
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

Education

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

Journals

Year Citation
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
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

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Kirch, T., Medwell, P. R. & Birzer, C. H. (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)
Position
Postgraduate Student
Phone
83133152
Fax
83134367
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Engineering South
Room Number
1 07
Org Unit
School of Mechanical Engineering

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