Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Technical Review
    Vol. 58 No. 2 (2021)   Logistics, Thermal & Drive Systems
    Technical Papers

    Turbocharger Joint Research Organization with Imperial College London

    Yasuaki Jinnai,
    Seiichi Ibaraki,
    Toru Hoshi,
    Motoki Ebisu,
    Takao Yokoyama,
    Nobuhito Oka

    In Europe, which is a major market for turbochargers, Imperial College London (ICL) and the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group have a history of nearly 20 years of joint research, people-to-people exchanges and other activities. Amid calls for decarbonization and the electrification of passenger cars, a joint research organization (UTC: University Technical Centre) was established with ICL in 2019 to intensively carry out innovative and targeted research. In this report, we describe the results of our research with the university that contributed to the improvement of MHI turbocharger technology, the activities of the newly established organization and our involvement in the turbocharger business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd. (MHIET).