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John Allport gained a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 1985 as a Student Apprentice with the National Coal Board. He later worked in open cast mining in Australia before taking a role designing and installing centrifugal separation systems for the chemical and oil industries.
Following another career change, John then gained over 25 years experience in the field of automotive engineering, covering a range of components, including crankshaft dampers, drive couplings, balance shafts, suspensions and turbochargers. During this time, he completed a PhD in Computer Aided Engineering of Elastomeric Engineering Components at Bradford University, having been awarded an Industrial Fellowship of the Royal 1851 Commission. John has also been awarded over 20 patents covering various aspects of dampers, couplings, bearings and turbochargers.
In November 2013, he was appointed Professor of Automotive Engineering at the University of Huddersfield having spent the previous 11 years at Cummins Turbo Technologies, most recently as Training and Talent Development Leader, and prior to that as Worldwide Manager and Functional Excellence Leader - Applied Mechanics. As part of the role, John is Director of the newly formed Turbocharger Research Institute at the University. The Institute has been established to conduct research and develop training to support companies at the forefront of this world leading technology.
John is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, serving on several Committees and Panels, including as Chair of the Academic Standards Committee. He is also an active promoter of engineering in schools, particularly in widening gender diversity.
John's areas of expertise include non-linear FEA, polymeric materials, Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH), turbochargers and energy efficiency.
PhD in Computer Aided Engineering of Elastomeric Engineering Components at Bradford University, having been awarded an Industrial Fellowship of the Royal 1851 Commission. John has also been awarded over 20 patents covering various aspects of dampers, couplings, bearings and turbochargers.
Ibrahim, S., Bills, P., Allport, J. and Racasan, R. (2017) ‘The Impediments to Nigeria Understanding Oil Production Volumes, Losses and Potential Solutions’ International Journal of African and Asian Studies , 36, pp. 36-44. ISSN 2409-6938
Barrans, S., Allport, J. and Khodabakhshi, G. (2014) ‘Turbocharger Structural Integrity’ Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering , 13 (3-4). ISSN 1335-7972
Dalgarno, K., Stewart, T. and Allport, J. (2001) ‘Layer manufactured production tooling incorporating conformal heating channels for transfer moulding of elastomer compounds’ Plastics, Rubber and Composites , 30 (8), pp. 384-388. ISSN 1465-8011
Allport, J. and Day, A. (1996) ‘Statistical Mechanics Material Model for the Constitutive Modelling of Elastomeric Compounds’ Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science , 210 (6), pp. 575-585. ISSN 0954-4062
Al-Ani, M., Lee, S. and Allport, J. (2017) ‘Integrated electrical machine-turbo machinery’. In: ASME Turbo Expo 2017: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. : ASME. . ISBN 9780791850831
Rezk, A., Carter, J., Jupp, M., Nickson, K. and Allport, J. (2016) ‘Investigation of an electrically assisted turbocharger with energy recovery for a heavy duty diesel engine’. In: The 12th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. London: Institution of Mechanical Engineers. pp. 319-330. ISBN 978-0-9572374-7-6
Allport, J. and Jupp, M. (2012) ‘Turbocharger blade vibration: Measurement and validation through laser tip-timing’. In: 10th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. London, UK: Elsevier. pp. 173-181. ISBN 978-0-85709-209-0
Sheng, X., Clay, D. and Allport, J. (2006) ‘Dynamics of mistuned radial turbine wheels’. In: 8th International Conference on Turbochargers and Turbocharging. London, UK: Elsevier. pp. 251-261. ISBN 978-1-84569-174-5
Ibrahim, S., Bills, P. and Allport, J. (2017) ‘Improving the Capacity of Institutions to strengthen the Management of National Oil and Gas Resources’. In: 224th International Academic Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovations (IACETI), 23-24 August 2017, Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Allport, J., Unver, E., Rezk, A. and Khodabakhshi, G. (2017) ‘Graphene Enhanced Adsorption Desalination System’. In: Materials Forum, July 6th, 2017, BLG10, University of Huddersfield
Allport, J. and Whelan, C. (2017) ‘Active charge air cooling’. In: VTMS 13: Vehicle Thermal Management Systems Conference, 17-18 May 2017, London, UK
Ibrahim, S., Bills, P. and Allport, J. (2017) ‘Metrology education impediment in developing countries considering the case of Nigeria’. In: The Canada International Conference on Education (CICE 2017), 26-29 June 2017, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada
Lee, S., Jupp, M., Nickson, K. and Allport, J. (2017) ‘Analysis of a tilted turbine housing volute design under pulsating inlet conditions’. In: ASME Turbo Expo: Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, 26-30 June 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Sharma, S., Jupp, M., Nickson, A. and Allport, J. (2017) ‘Ported shroud flow processes and their effect on turbocharger compressor operation’. In: ASME Turbo Expo: Turbomachinery Technical Conference & Exposition, 26-30 June 2017, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Day, A., Allport, J., Fischer, W., Coates, P. and Mimaroglu, A. (1993) ‘Finite element modelling of polymer deformation processes’. In: AQUABUS User's Conference 1993, June 1993, Rhode Island, USA , pp. 151-164
Allport, J (1994) Computer-Aided Engineering and Design of Engineering Rubber Components Doctoral thesis, University of Bradford.
Industrial Supervisor of numerous Bachelors, Masters and PhD projects including:
Teaching: Course Leader
Teaching: Module Leader