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Welcome to the Internal Combustion Engines Research Group. The focus of research within the group is mostly in the areas of Engine Modelling, After-treatment Systems and Turbomachinery, but does include other projects and applications associated with IC engine design and development. 

The Facilities that are used for ICERG research includes the following:

VEC Engine Test Cells

  • Funded by Spur 1, Virtual Engineering Centre
  • Industry Standard Automotive Cells
  • Opened January 2004
  • Linked to CenTACat labs

New CenTACat labs

  • Fully refurbished engineering catalyst labs
  • Equipment installed and fuctional by end of October 2007

Flow labs

  • Information

Area(s) of Expertise

There are five principal research areas in the ICERG Cluster:


Queen's University Belfast

Project Funding

We have access to a range of potential funding mechanisms to support your business collaborate with this project including

ktp Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are based on partnerships between academic groups and companies who need access to skills and knowledge in order to innovate. The academic and industrial partners jointly devise and manage a two or three year programme to achieve the advances the company needs. This programme of work is carried out in the company by a KTP Associate and the resulting relationship can be very challenging and rewarding to all parties
4k-vouchers Innovation Vouchers are designed to enable small Northern Ireland enterprises to access knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to business issues. The programme provides a voucher of up to £4000 to enable small enterprises to engage with one of the 41 universities, colleges and other publicly funded research organisations throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
If you are interest and would like to find out more including potential funding mechanisms, please complete your details below