Contact Dr Ioannis Goulos

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Flight Physics
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion


Ioannis was awarded a 5-year full-time diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He joined the Propulsion Engineering Centre (PEC) at Cranfield University as a doctoral researcher in 2009.

Ioannis completed his doctorate on Aeroelasticity Simulation of Propulsion Systems for Rotorcraft in 2012 and subsequently joined the Propulsion Engineering Centre as a Research Fellow in Gas Turbine Technology. His research has contributed to a wide range of aerospace and gas turbine engineering disciplines including:

  • Structural and Rotor Dynamics
  • Rotary-wing Aircraft Aerodynamics
  • Helicopter Flight Dynamics and Aeroelasticity
  • Gas Turbine Performance and Installation Aerodynamics
  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Propulsion Aerodynamics and Integration

Ioannis currently works as a Lecturer in Propulsion Integration at Cranfield University where he lectures on the topics of thermofluids, gas turbine component technologies, and propulsion integration.

Ioannis has published more than 80 technical articles on scientific journals and international peer-reviewed conferences. 

He was awarded the ‘Best Paper Award' on two separate occasions by ASME-IGTI (American Society of Mechanical Engineers - International Gas Turbine Institute) for articles he published in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Furthermore, Ioannis was awarded the Lord Kings Norton Medal by Cranfield University in 2014, for most outstanding doctoral thesis. Ioannis was also bestowed the Valensi Award (Best Paper Award) by the International Society for Air-Breathing Engines (ISABE) in 2019, as well the 2018 Silver Award by the the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) for best technical article published in the Aeronautical Journal. 

Ioannis is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK (AFHEA). Ioannis is also a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG).

Current activities

  • Gas turbine engine installation aerodynamics
  • Multidisciplinary design optimisation
  • Analytical aerodynamics
  • Aeroelasticity
  • Helicopter flight dynamics and aerodynamics
  • Gas turbine performance simulation
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Lecturing at Cranfield pre-masters course in Engineering (Thermofluids) and Gas Turbine Technology short courses


  • Rolls-Royce plc
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL)
  • Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
  • Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
  • Group for Aeronautical Research and Technology in Europe (GARTEUR)
  • Clean Sky Joint Technology Initiative (JTI)


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