Academic Success for TUV SUD NEL Wet Gas Technical Lead, Dr Gabriele Chinello
Investing in the future is vital for any business. However, new recruits need to have the right mix of education, specialist knowledge and research capability to hit the ground running. That is why TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) are committed to fund academic programmes across the UK, investing in the future of engineering students like Dr Gabriele Chinello, who recently defended his Ph.D. thesis, focused on wet gas measurement.
Dr Chinello began his academic career at the University of Pisa, Italy, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering before completing a Master’s degree from the University of Pisa with an ERASMUS placement at the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft). His Master’s project was supervised by Prof Ruud Henkes and focused on CFD simulation of stratified flow for oil and gas transportation.
Dr Chinello then began his Ph.D. at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in 2015, joint-funded by NEL, GCU and the Energy Technology Partnership (ETP). Under the supervision of Prof Don McGlinchey at GCU, he was the recipient of a competitive Newton Fund call to enhance collaboration with his South American counterparts, and an Early Career Researchers grant to work alongside Dr Hans Van Maanen at Hint B.V. in the Netherlands.
During his Ph.D., Dr Chinello visited NEL for monthly sessions, both to advise on the engineering aspects of his project and to introduce him to the organisation in greater detail. His thesis, “Wet Gas Measurement with Venturi Tubes” was successfully defended on last month and is expected to be available online later this year. In January 2019, Dr Chinello joined NEL to add to our expertise as the technical leader for wet gas flow: “TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL) is well known all around the world for its leading-edge work on multiphase flow measurement” says Dr Chinello. “New facilities such the Advanced Multiphase Facility demonstrate its heavy commitment to the future of this discipline. NEL is definitely the place to be to foster collaboration within the multiphase community and challenge the future of multiphase flow measurement”
“Investing in Ph.D. programmes such as this underlines our commitment to ensuring that the next generation of experts have the technical knowledge and research capability to drive the future of flow measurement.” says Technical Director, Dr Martin Hanton. “I am delighted that Gabriele has joined TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory (NEL), and warmly congratulate him on his recent academic success.”