Studying for a PhD at the University of Surrey has given me some wonderful opportunities.
I’ve been lucky enough to be sponsored by Rolls Royce for my PhD through the European Clean Sky program, and am based in Surrey’s Rolls Royce Thermo-Fluids University Technology Centre (RR-TFSUTC).
My research is focused on fluid dynamics, with the main aim of developing efficient and simplified computational methods for the aero-thermo-mechanical design of aero engines. Using the state-of-the-art computational facilities in RR-TFSUTC has enabled me to solve complex problems easily, while regular interaction with Rolls Royce design teams is helping me to understand the challenges involved with the design and development of gas turbine secondary air systems.
Studying for a PhD at the University of Surrey has given me some wonderful opportunities. During my first year of research, I got the chance to present a poster at ASME Turbo Expo 2014 conference at Dusseldorf and I’ve now been elected as an IGTI Student Advisory Committee (SAC) officer for the Turbo Expo 2015. SAC officers are responsible for engaging the students through activities such as tutorial sessions and networking opportunities.
Before coming to Surrey I worked for GE India Technology Centre Pvt Ltd as a clearance, sealing and low-pressure steam turbine aerodynamics design engineer for over 6 years. Combining this with my research experience, I’m now committed to a career in research and development of turbomachinery internal air systems.