Contact Dr 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. 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 and Thermal Power Engineering at Cranfield University, where he currently works today as Lecturer in Engine-Aircraft Integrated Design.

His research work focuses on aircraft and engine integrated design optimisation methods for subsonic and supersonic civil and military applications. It involves performance evaluations of advanced gas turbine cycles, use of alternative fuels like hydrogen and SAF on future passenger aircraft, next generation supersonic airliners and hybrid-electric propulsion.

Research opportunities

A great research student opportunity to work within the Cranfield University Rolls-Royce UTC will be posted shortly.

This PhD project will contribute to the EU Horizon 2020 SENECA project, which aims at developing deepened understanding and detailed modelling for the emissions, the take-off and landing noise, and the global environmental impact of supersonic aircraft. Building on this, the development of beyond state-of-the-art technologies to further reduce the environmental impact of supersonic aviation will be enabled. SENECA will contribute its project results to the ICAO level discussions, in order to scientifically accompany and strengthen the European perspective on the necessary regulations for novel supersonic aircraft. Key milestones of the project dissemination and exploitation plan are aligned to the CAEP work program and agenda, and the whole project plan is designed to work towards these milestones.

This PhD project will contribute to the overall SENECA aims by providing platform specifications for supersonic aircraft, which are suitable for assessing environmental (emissions and noise) impact. The main objective is:

- To develop the platform specifications and optimised engine design for 2 supersonic airliners.

Cranfield University are seeking top-class candidates to undertake research leading to the award of PhD. Please contact me for further details at: c.mourouzidis@cranfield.ac.uk

Current activities

Dr Christos Mourouzidis is currently working within the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering. His research work focuses on aircraft and engine integrated design optimisation methods. He leads the research activities  on automatic, multi-disciplinary design, computational methods for aircraft propulsion systems. 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, emissions and life estimations, 4) aircraft and engine integration, engine installation effects on aircraft performance, 5) aircraft environmental impact, performance and economics.

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