School of Engineering


Professor Mike Purvis

  • Role Title: Emeritus Professor
  • Address: Anglesea Building, Anglesea Road, Portsmouth (UK) PO1 3DJ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 6451
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  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Faculty: Faculty of Technology


I am the leader of the Engineering Science discipline area within the School of Engineering. I'm also leader of the Energy and Environmental Engineering Research Group. My main areas of research are design and modelling of biomass fuelled combustion plant and assessment methods for cleaner production processes.

I've been active in the development of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Environmental Engineering. I've lectured widely on the topic in the UK and overseas. A recent substantial award from the European Union Asia Link Programme to international partners in the UK, Malaysia, Sweden and the Philippines is aimed at the development and testing of postgraduate open learning units in the area of Sustainable Technology. A range of associated exchange visits between partners will support postgraduate student research.

As Chair of the Faculty of Technology Ethics Committee I'm able to pursue my commitment to the purpose and values of Higher Education.