Contact Dr Simon Prince


Graduated from University of Sheffield with a MEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering in 1995 before graduating from the MSc Aerodynamics course at Cranfield University the year later. Completed a PhD in high speed aerodynamics at Cranfield while working for the Defence Research Agency, where Simon worked on experimental and CFD projects ranging from missile, civil and combat aircraft aerodynamics and propulsion integration. Was at City University of London from 2004-2014, completing a MA in Academic Practice in 2010. Simon helped establish and was seconded to the UK Aerospace Technology Institute until 2017. He is secretary of the Association of Aerospace Universities, a member of the ESDU Transonics committee and the UK Vertical Lift Network.

Current activities

Experimental and Computational high speed (transonic, supersonic and hypersonic) aerodynamics.

Aerodynamic flow control.

Computational Fluid Dynamics.


Airbus Ltd.

Aircraft Research Association.

Aerospace Technology Institute.

Reaction Engines Ltd.

Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers


  • Mendenhall MR, Birch T & Prince SA (2005) Alternate prediction methods. In: Assessment of turbulence modeling for high-speed vehicles, NATO.
  • Prince SA, Birch T & Moule IA (2005) Application and validation of the parabolized Navier-Stokes method for the investigation of the NASA dual control missile configuration in supersonic flow. In: Assessment of turbulence modeling for high-speed vehicles, NATO.