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Internal Combustion Engines - Recent Advances

Akaehomen Ibhadode

University of Benin

Prof. Akaehomen Ibhadode is a researcher in IC engine, manufacturing engineering, and former Shell Professor of Lightweight Automobile Engine Development (2016 - 2020). He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Materials Science and Technology Society, and the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria. He holds four patents. He was the winner of the Nigeria Prize for Science and the winner of the Edwin Walker Prize of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK.


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The UN Climate Change Conference, UK 2021, came up with the Zero-Emission Vehicles Transition Council: 2022 Action Plan, with this highlighted statement: "We have agreed that our shared aim is to make zero-emission vehicles the new normal by making them accessible, affordable, and sustainable in all regions by 2030". At face value, this statement spells doom for the internal combustion engine. Though we desire to have zero-emission vehicles as soon as possible, however, practical realities will not make this possible as quickly as we want! MOTORTREND succinctly captured this essence in its feature article, HOW GASOLINE ENGINES CAN SURVIVE IN AN ELECTRIC CAR FUTURE "Advancing technology can keep conventional engines humming for decades. Combustion engines won't completely disappear any time soon, if ever. Certain transportation tasks or operating environments simply don't lend themselves to the battery- or hydrogen-powered electric propulsion. A century and a half of research and development have greatly increased the efficiency of combustion engines, and engineers have loads of additional tricks up their sleeves that promise to extract even more work from a molecule of fuel while producing even fewer harmful emissions". Therefore, the internal combustion engine will continue to be around for decades to come. Thus, the purpose of this book will be to bring together all current research and development work on the internal combustion engine targeted at further reducing its harmful emissions, to have an environmentally sustainable world even with its use.

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Akaehomen Ibhadode

University of Benin

AKII IBHADODE is a distinguished Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and former Shell Professor of Lightweight Automobile Engine Development (2016 - 2020). He was the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Nigeria from 2015 - 2020. He obtained a B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Lagos in 1981, M.Eng. (Production Engineering), University of Benin in 1984, both in Nigeria, and a Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering), University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1987. He has pioneered a number of researches leading to patents and industrial products. He was the winner of the Nigeria Prize for Science (2010) of the Nigerian Academy of Science sponsored by the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Limited, and the winner of the Edwin Walker Prize for 1988 of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, United Kingdom. Since 2013 till date, he has mentored student teams which design and build Shell Eco-marathon Competition vehicles. He has supervised over one hundred M.Sc/Ph.D students. Prof. Ibhadode is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science; Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Fellow of the Materials Science and Technology Society of Nigeria, and Fellow of the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, Chartered Engineer of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria; editor and reviewer of a number of journals among which is the International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa (JERA) published by Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland which he founded in 2009 and is the Editor-in-Chief.

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