Contact Christos Mourouzidis

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion

Background

Dr Christos Mourouzidis hails from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and received his first Diploma (5 years - Equivalent to MSc). He then worked in the industry for more than 8 years, focusing on the design and installation of heat and power generation units and systems. He specialised on burners and the combustion process of all industrialised fossil fuels, performing design, installation, maintenance and certification for compliance to environmental laws. In 2012, he moved to the UK for a career switch towards research in aerospace. Between the years 2012 and 2016 he has completed the Thermal Power MSc course and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering, specialising on modern aircraft engines integration and performance as well as design optimisation methods. Upon completion of his Doctorate, he enrolled as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Propulsion Engineering at Cranfield University in the UK, where he currently works today.

His research work focuses on aircraft and engine integrated design optimisation methods for civil and military applications. Currently, he leads technically and manages two projects within Innovate UK program, while he contributes to one EU Clean Sky 2 project. He has been involved to more than 15 projects within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre at Cranfield and supervised the respective number of postgraduate students to completion.

Current activities

Dr Christos Mourouzidis is currently working within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Aero-Systems Design Integration & Performance. His research work focuses on aircraft and engine integrated design optimisation methods for civil and military applications. He leads the research activities  on automatic, multi-disciplinary design, computational methods for gas turbine engines. His main interests revolve around Gas Turbine Engines: 1) aero-thermal performance simulations, steady-state and transient, 2) gas path designation, component sizing and integration 3) engine weight and life estimations, 4) aircraft and engine integration, engine installation effects on aircraft performance, 5) aircraft performance and economics.

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