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Biography

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. He is also an active promoter of engineering in schools, particularly in widening gender diversity.

Research and Scholarship

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.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Article

Ibrahim, S., Bills, P., Allport, J. and Racasan, R. (2017) ‘The Impediments to Nigeria Understanding Oil Production Volumes, Losses and Potential SolutionsInternational Journal of African and Asian Studies , 36, pp. 36-44. ISSN 2409-6938

Barrans, S., Allport, J. and Khodabakhshi, G. (2014) ‘Turbocharger Structural IntegrityManufacturing 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 compoundsPlastics, 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 CompoundsProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science , 210 (6), pp. 575-585. ISSN 0954-4062

Book Section

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

Conference Item

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

Esteem

  • Chartered Member of the IMechE 1995
  • Fellow of the IMechE 2005
  • Industrial Fellow of the Royal 1851 Commission 1991 - 94
  • Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, University of Bradford, 1994 - 2010
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, University of Bradford, 2010 -
  • Member of Professional Advisory Board, School of Engineering, Design and Technology, University of Bradford 1998 -
  • Member of Industrial Advisory Panel, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, 2012 – 14
  • Chair of Industrial Advisory Panel, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, 2014 –
  • Member of University Athena SWAN committee, University of Huddersfield, 2014 –
  • Member of School Athena SWAN committee, School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, 2015 –
  • Chair of Industrial Advisory Board, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Sheffield, 2010 - 13
  • Member of Engineering UK Business and Industry Advisory Board 2010 – 13
  • Reviewer of conference and journal papers, SAE, 1998 -
  • Industrial Member of IMechE Academic Standards Panel 2004 - 06
  • Industrial Member of IMechE Academic Standards Committee 2006 - 13
  • Academic Member of IMechE Academic Standards Panel 2013 -
  • Member of IMechE Academic Advisory Panel 2013 –
  • Director of the Turbocharger Research Institute, UoH 2014 -

Research Degree Supervision

Industrial Supervisor of numerous Bachelors, Masters and PhD projects including:

  • FEA of a Tension Leg Platform Flexjoint Bearing - Nicholas Whewell, BEng, Bradford 1990
  • Analysis of Automotive Rubber Couplings - Omar Al-Salehi, BEng, Bradford 1991
  • The role of Teamwork in Quality Engineering, Design and Manufacture - Clarissa Nantes, BSc, California Polytechnic State University USA 1994
  • NVH of Internal Combustion Engines - Karl Eaton / Andrew Fordyce, BEng, Bradford 1995
  • A dynamic material model for finite element analysis of elastomeric compounds - Callum Colquhoun, PhD, Bradford 1999
  • Integrated modelling and optimisation of dynamic engine crankshaft damper systems - Leszek Stojak, PhD, Bradford 1996
  • Modelling Heat Parameters in a Rubber Crankshaft Damper - Elliot Scheve, BSc, Kettering University, USA 2000
  • Implementation of crankshaft vibration analysis - Zahir Jamil, MPhil, Bradford 2003
  • Modelling and analysis of torsional vibration dampers - Christian Ellis, MPhil, Bradford 2004
  • Tip timing measurement and associated simulation for turbine blade vibration measurement - Grzegory Janicki / Agnieszka Zdunek, PhD, Bradford 2013

Current opportunities

Postgraduate research opportunities with Prof John Allport

2017-18

PhD
MSc by Research

2018-19

MSc by Research

Enterprise Activities

  • PI – BorgWarner RGF collaboration 2013 -
  • Lead on Blackhall consultancy project, Jan – Aug 2015
  • PI – AMP electrochemical machining project, Jul 2015 -
  • PI – Longcroft Engineering solar pump project, Jan 2016 -

Teaching and Professional Activities

Teaching: Course Leader

  • MSc Turbocharger Engineering
  • PGCert Turbocharger Mechanics & Dynamics
  • PGCert Turbocharger Application & Matching
  • PGCert Turbocharger Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • PGCert Turbocharger Rotordynamics
  • PGCert Turbocharger Structural Analysis
  • Short Course Introduction To Turbocharger Engineering

Teaching: Module Leader

  • Introduction to Turbochargers and IC Engines
  • Professional Development and Project Management

Research interests:

  • Current research interests in NVH, structural dynamics and materials (particularly non-linear behaviour), especially in the field of engine air handling.