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.

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    2018
    6:30 pm History of Gas Manufacture in th... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    History of Gas Manufacture in th... @ SHEFFIELD Kelham Island Museum
    Jan 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Prof. Russell Thomas. This is a joint meeting with the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
    Jan
    30
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    2018
    6:30 pm Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ MANCHESTER Museum of Science & Industry
    Jan 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    Michael Grace’s Presidential Address examines the value of detailed technical history and its status
    Feb
    7
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    2018
    7:00 pm Plastics – their origins and dev... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Plastics – their origins and dev... @ BIRMINGHAM: Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
    Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    A lecture by Dr Susan Mossman
    Feb
    15
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    2018
    7:30 pm Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Stuffed in attic trunks and the ... @ BRISTOL, BAWA
    Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
    Michael  Grace’s Presidential Address. 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 it today[...]
    Feb
    16
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    2018
    6:30 pm On the Centenary of the Royal Ai... @ The Gallery
    On the Centenary of the Royal Ai... @ The Gallery
    Feb 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
    A lecture by Dr. Francisco A. Gonzalez Redondo, Please note venue is at the Gallery, Cowcross Street, EC1M 6EL
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