Edward L Marshall CEng. MIMechE

Ed Marshall considers himself very lucky to have spent his entire working life playing with engines. First with BP Research where he carried out a number of programmes investigating the relationship between engines and their fuels.  Then, having been elected to a Fellowship at Cambridge University, BP kindly offered him a sabbatical, on full BP salary, to enable him to take up the Fellowship and continue with his research.  Eventually he returned to BP to set up a facility to measure flame speeds inside a working engine using a split-beam laser.  His fuels experience covers a large range of engine types from Stirling to Ceramic Diesel. He spent 10 years running his own consultancy, working mainly for the Oxford College of Petroleum where he organised and ran fuels training courses for Oil Industry personnel around the world.  He relaxed by cruising the English canal system in a narrowboat. Ed has been a member of the Newcomen Society Activities and Visits Sub-Committee, and has organised a number of weekend visits to areas such as Hull & Humberside and Northern Ireland, a study weekend on the subject of ‘Glass’ in St Helens, a study day at Bletchley Park, and a visit to the ‘Coalite’ plant at Bolsover together with numerous short visits in the London area.  He was a member of the team that organised the successful ‘Piston Engine Revolution’ conference held in Manchester in 2011. He has written and presented three Newcomen Society papers; edited a book on ‘Motor Gasoline’ published by The Royal Society of Chemistry and has published numerous papers in the IMechE and other technical journals.

  • Forthcoming Events

    Feb
    28
    Tue
    2017
    6:30 pm Rocket Sites: The infrastructure... @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Rocket Sites: The infrastructure... @ MANCHESTER: Museum of Science and Industry
    Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Wayne Cocroft (Historic England). The vital contribution of research facilities and infrastructure required to deploy high–tech defence systems is often neglected in the history of technology.  Surviving test sites stand not only[...]
    Mar
    1
    Wed
    2017
    7:00 pm The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Paul Belford: The Brooke Family of Coalbrookdale
    Mar
    7
    Tue
    2017
    5:45 pm The Presidential Address @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    The Presidential Address @ LONDON: The Dana Centre,
    Mar 7 @ 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
    The Presidential Address by Michael Grace. “Stuffed in attic trunks and the minds of aging scientists”? Reflections on Technical History and the History of Technology It is widely accepted that the world as we know[...]
    Mar
    9
    Thu
    2017
    2:00 pm History of the hydroelectric in... @ EDINBURGH: National Museums of Scotland
    History of the hydroelectric in... @ EDINBURGH: National Museums of Scotland
    Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    A lecture by Ian Marchant.
    Mar
    13
    Mon
    2017
    6:30 pm Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collectin... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collectin... @ SHEFFIELD: Kelham Island Museum
    Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    A lecture by Professor David Perrett:  Henry Ford’s Holiday – Collecting British steam engines in 1928.  For directions to Kelham Island Museum please visit:- www.simt.co.uk/find-us  Free parking at Kelham Island Museum for up to 40[...]
    Mar
    21
    Tue
    2017
    2:00 pm Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Frank Hornby & Mechanical Toys –... @ NEWCASTLE: Tyne&Wear Discovery Museum
    Mar 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. A lecture by Deborah Jaffé. The entrepreneurial Frank Hornby was the inventor of Meccano, The Hornby Railway and Dinky Cars. This lecture looks at the origins of his designs, the manufacturing[...]
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