Areas of expertise


Anthony Mark Savill MA (Hons), PhD (Cantab), FHEA, FRAeS, C.Eng

Mark Savill is currently a Professor of Computational Aerodynamics Design and Head of the Power & Propulsion Sciences group within the Department of Power & Propulsion of the School of Engineering at Cranfield University, where he has been a Member of Council 2010-2013. He joined Cranfield in 2003 from Cambridge University, where he was formerly Manager of their Engineering Department CFD Laboratory. He remaiins a Felllow and Member of the Governing Body for Girton College, Cambridge. Professor Savill is on the Management team for three internationally respected EPSRC High Performance Computing Consortia (UK Turbulence, UK Applied Aerodynamics and the UK Consortium for Mesoscale Engineering Science), He Chairs the EPSRC Steering Committee for Computational Science and Engineering Support nationally, and also sits of the Collabortaive Computational Projects Steering Panel. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Liveryman of the Fan Makers Company within the City of London, of which he is a Freeman. His academic standing is widely regarded as first class throughout the UK and world-wide.

Current activities

Professor Savill's latest work has been focused on a range of multi-objective optimisation developments, and virtual test bed simulations for aircraft design and control for which he was awarded (with two Cambridge colleagues) the Royal Aeronautical Society Busk Prize for the Best Aerodynamics Paper on the Centenary of Powered Flight in the UK.. He collaborates closely with others at Cranfield on multi-disciplinary computational engineering design optimisation for minimising the impact of aviation on the environment; embracing emission studies, alternative combustor technologies, and biofuels. He also continues to work in cooperation with colleagues at a number of other UK and international institutions; currently with a main focus on aircraft/engine performance and integration, high-lift and novel configurations, aerodynamic noise, flow control, and combustion/pollutant mixing processes.


  • Airbus
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Siemens
  • Nordex


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Di Pasquale D, Gore D, Savill M & Kipouros T (2016) Cost Modelling for Aircraft in a Multi-Disciplinary Design Context. In: Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXX: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, incorporating the 31st National Conference on Manufacturing Research, September 6 – 8, 2016, Loughborough University, UK. Goh YM, Case K (ed.), Amsterdam: IOS Press, p. 471-476.
  • Hunt JCR & Savill AM (2005) Guidelines and criteria for the use of turbulence models in complex flows.. In: Prediction of Turbulent Flows. Hewitt GF, Vassilicos JC (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 291-343.
  • Savill AM (2002) By-pass transition using conventional closures. In: Closure Strategies for Turbulent and Transitional Flows. Launder BE, Sandham ND (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 464-492.
  • Savill AM (2002) New strategies in modelling by-pass transition. In: Closure Strategies for Turbulent and Transitional Flows. Launder BE, Sandham ND (ed.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 493-521.
  • Coustols E & Savill AM (1992) Turbulent Skin Friction Reduction By Active and Passive Means, Parts 1 & 2. In: AGARD Special Course Report on Skin Friction Drag Reduction, Von Karmann Institute.