About me

  • Curriculum Vitae: pdf
  • Official University profile: link
  • LinkedIn profile: link

Biography

I was born in Dorchester, Dorset, and I came up to Peterhouse in 2010 to read the Engineering Tripos. After four enjoyable years I graduated with the MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, and moved to Corpus Christi College for postgraduate study. I joined the Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics at the Whittle Laboratory, achieving the MRes degree in September 2015, and continued on to a PhD. Approaching the end of my PhD, I am looking out for opportunities to continue doing interesting, novel turbomachinery research.

Skills and knowledge

I have been fortunate enough to have done a wide-range of fun things during my graduate studies:

  • Studied MRes courses in Advanced Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Turbomachinery Design, and Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics
  • Spent time in Oxford and Loughborough University research labs, Rolls-Royce and Siemens factories to further undestanding of the gas turbine as a system, and the associated integration issues
  • Used the state-of-the-art, GPU accelerated CFD code Turbostream to perform two- and three-dimensional unsteady-RANS simulations of turbines, and large-eddy simulations of cooling system components
  • Formulated several low-order models for the efficient, physics-based prediction of turbine and cooling system flow
  • Designed, coordinated manufacture of, and commissioned a new laboratory rig for novel aerodynamic and heat transfer measurements
  • Written extensive high-level scripts for post-processing, analysis and display of data in MATLAB
  • Presented research progress twice a year to industrial sponsor in Japan, and also to academic audience at my laboratory
  • Attended ASME Turbo Expo, largest technical conference in the field

Interests