Contact Dr Andrew Martin Rolt

Areas of expertise

  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion


Andrew Rolt joined Rolls-Royce in Derby after graduating from Cambridge University in 1975. 

Over the next 39 years he worked there on aero engine component design and whole engine preliminary design and finally in the Strategic Research department. 

Design studies included developments of the RB211, Tay, Trent, RTM322, BR700 and AE3000 engine families.  Research activities included working with Rolls-Royce University Technology Centres and other partners on various EU-funded research projects including NEWAC, LEMCOTEC, ENOVAL and CRESCENDO. 

As a Visiting Fellow at Cranfield University, Andrew Rolt completed a PhD study on the EU Horizon 2020 ULTIMATE project in 2019.

Current activities

Since 2019 Dr Rolt has been a Senior Research Fellow studying advanced engine concepts. He is currently working on the Horizon 2020 ENABLEH2 project, researching the use of hydrogen in future commercial aircraft and their propulsion systems.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Block A, Garcia-Duffy C, Weeks S, Scavuzzi J & Romig T et al (2021) Integration of hydrogen aircraft into the air transport system: an airport operations and infrastructure review. Quebec: Airports Council International.