Contact Dr Chawki Abdessemed

Areas of expertise

  • Aircraft Design
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion

Current activities

Current research focus:

Research in the area of propulsion systems aerodynamic integration within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC).

Development and delivery of aerodynamic tools and software for the analysis and optimisation of aero-engine intakes, nacelles and nozzles.

Preliminary assessment of aerodynamic performance including drag and aero-engine installation effects.

Projects Involvement:

  • Advanced Product Concept Analysis Environment project (APROCONE) (delivered)
  • Powerplant Integration of Novel Engine systems (PINES)(delivered)
  • Fan And Nacelle Future Aerodynamic Research (FANFARE) 


  • Multidisciplinary design optimisation 
  • Dimensionality reduction 
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Aerodynamics
  • Unsteady Aerodynamics
  • RANS-LES modeling 
  • Morphing wings
  • High-Lift System Aerodynamics
  • Green Aviation
  • Machine learning 


  • Leonardo 
  • Rolls-Royce plc
  • Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers