Contact Dr Eduardo Anselmi Palma

Areas of expertise

  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines


Eduardo is a Production Engineer with eight years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, and six years as an engineering instructor in Venezuela. He has field experience supervising operations in natural gas compression and distribution. His engineering portfolio includes projects on: health & safety, constructability and gas turbine performance. Other contributions to industry have demanded well balanced skills in consultancy and project management. Eduardo’s teaching experience focused on applied thermodynamics and laboratory practices.

He has completed: Specialization Courses in Oil & Gas (1998), Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2009), with stress in turbomachinery preliminary design (Axial Compressors) and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering (2015), focused on Design and analysis of environmentally friendly civil Brayton cycles. Following his PhD, he joined the Propulsion Engineering Centre as Research Fellow in Supercritical CO2 Cycle Performance.

Eduardo’s research background at Cranfield is related to exploring the feasibility of novel concepts for aero gas turbines. His research has included a wide range of engineering disciplines:

· Gas turbine performance simulation

· Turbomachinery preliminary design

· Applied thermo-fluids sciences

· Heat exchanger preliminary design

This research was framed under the EU FP7 project – LEMCOTEC, where Eduardo served as the primary contact for the task 1.2.4 team.

Current activities

Eduardo is the technical leader for the construction of a test rig using carbon dioxide in supercritical state for power generation. This is an Innovate UK project which is aimed at enabling critical component testing of a representative waste heat recovery system for gas turbines. This facility will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Current work is related to:

·  Numerical simulation of bottoming cycles with supercritical carbon dioxide

·  Design of experiments and measurement definition

·  Process, mechanical and control design of the test rig

·  Assessment of safety precautions for the construction and operation of the test rig

·  Novel integration of CO2 technologies such as: refrigeration, compression and transport; with propulsion system-airframe technologies

Eduardo is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).


  • Innovate UK

  • Rolls-Royce plc

  • Heatric


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