Instructor's Summary

Dr. John Sproston


Dr. John Sproston, PhD, MSc, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 35 years of industrial experience in Piping System, Pipelines, Process Equipment, Gearboxes, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Diesel Engines, Pumps, Compressors, Heat Exchangers, Valves, Flowmeters, Process Control and Instrumentation. He is currently a Senior Consultant to various industries in Europe, United States, Asia and the Middle East wherein he provides consultancy services on the application, maintenance and operational constraints of flowmeters, gas turbines and diesel powered engines in the oil & gas industries. 

During his career life, Dr. Sproston held key positions in Rolls Royce where he was largely involved in the design, application, operation and maintenance of diesel powered engines and turbine blading subject to pre-specified distributions of pressure for aircraft engines. During this period, he has also been closely involved in various aspects of Turbomachinery, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics where he has become a recognized authority in these areas.  Later, he joined the academic staff of University of Liverpool in UK as a Senior Professor of Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineering Courses. A substantial part of his work has been concerned with detailed aspects of flowmetering both of single & multiphase flows.  He has supervised doctoral research students in this area in collaboration with various European flowmeter manufacturers. 

Dr. Sproston has PhD, Master and Bachelor degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He has published about 120 technical papers and has contributed to various textbooks related to Mechanical & Instrumentation Engineering fields.  He was a member and held chairmanships over various governmental, industrial and research committees in the Mechanical Engineering sector.