Contact Koldo Almandoz Forcen

Areas of expertise

  • Aerospace Manufacturing
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Manufacturing of Functional Materials
  • Aerospace Materials
  • Surface Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing

Background

Research Engineer (EngD) working on the development of advanced thermal barrier coating technology in the Surface Engineering and Precission Centre. This work is sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc.

Koldo graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Madrid, Spain. This degree covered a wide range of topics related to Aerospace Science and technology, with particular focus on fluid mechanics, materials science and mathematics. He then graduated from an MSc in Aerospace Materials at Cranfield University, gaining a deeper understanding of metal, polymer and ceramic systems for aerospace applications.

After graduating, Koldo worked for two years in the Turbines SCU of Rolls-Royce as Capability Acquisition engineer, leading multi-functional project teams in the development of coating processes for high temperature turbine applications. Since October 2019, he has been pursuing his doctoral Studies within the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Centre for Doctoral Training.

Current activities

Koldo´s research project focuses on the development of advanced Thermal Barrier Coatings (TBCs) with improved thermal capabilities and durability, focusing on failure modes induced by the ingestion of particulate debris into gas turbine aeroengines.

Publications

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