Contact Dr Evangelia Pontika

Areas of expertise

  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Flight Physics
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion


General Background

Evangelia Pontika is a Research Fellow in Propulsion Performance and Fleet Management within the Hybrid Electric Propulsion Group and Centre for Gas Turbine Diagnostics and Life Cycle Analysis at Cranfield University, Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering. Her research activities include gas turbine engine life consumption, engine life management, flight path analysis and propulsion integration of green and sustainable power generation technologies.

Evangelia has developed a multi-platform aero-engine performance simulation app within the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery at Aristotle University, which is currently used for educational purposes in Aerospace Courses in Greece and Sweden. At Cranfield University, she has developed engine life consumption and engine life management methods and frameworks. She also has experience in the aircraft integration of electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems as well as their environmental and performance assessment.

Evangelia has advised and supervised 5 MSc theses within the Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc Course. She has also acted as a student poster reviewer for ASME Turbo Expo and as a reviewer for the Global Power & Propulsion Society and AIAA conferences. Her industrial and research partners include: Lufthansa Technik, Rolls Royce, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Sheffield University, TU Delft University, Mälardalen University and others.


Evangelia holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Aeronautics and Engines (BEng+MEng) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2017) and a PhD in Aerospace Propulsion from Cranfield University (2021) on the topic of "Hot Corrosion Damage Modelling in Aero-Engines based on Performance and Flight Mission Analysis for Fleet Characterisation".

Awards & Honours

- Scholarship for a fully funded PhD at Cranfield University sponsored by Lufthansa Technik (2017)
- Best Paper Award, ASME Turbo Expo 2018 (2019)

Research opportunities

Gas Turbine Engine Life Consumption

Engine Life Management

Hybrid Electric Propulsion Integration

Current activities

Evangelia is working within PINES (Propulsion Integration of Novel Engine Systems) funded by UKRI in the areas of performance and life management of novel engines. She is also contributing to other activities of the Hybrid Electric Propulsion Group including FutPrint50, an EU Horizon 2020 project, in the areas of aircraft integration of electrified propulsion systems and environmental assessment.


Evangelia has collaborated with several industrial and academic organisations including: Lufthansa Technik, Rolls Royce, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Sheffield University, Mälardalen University and others.


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