Contact Luis Ferrer-Vidal Espana-Heredia

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Instrumentation, Sensors and Measurement Science
  • Power Systems & Turbines


Dr. Ferrer-Vidal is a Research Fellow in Aero Engine Aerodynamics and Performance, within the Centre for Propulsion Engineering (School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing) at Cranfield University. 

Prior to joining Cranfield University, Luis worked as a Project Engineer at Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Americas, dealing mostly with auxiliary systems for Gas Turbine Combined Cycle power plants. He holds BS and MS degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Dr. Ferrer-Vidal is an "Engineer Intern" by the Florida Board of Professional Engineers and holds an FAA Private Pilot certificate (ASEL), an FAA Instrument Rating, and an EASA Private Pilot license (ASEP).  He is a member of "Sigma Gamma Tau" and "Tau Beta Pi" engineering honor societies as well as an AIAA member.

Current activities

Dr. Ferrer-Vidal is affiliated with Prof. Pachidis' Gas Turbine Engineering Group and the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre at Cranfield. Current activities include EU and UK funded programs looking at the performance and operability of future large bypass engine architectures during start-up and relight.

Research interests include: aerospace propulsion, fluid dynamics, gas turbine performance, numerical modelling (CFD), and experimental aerodynamics.


Articles In Journals

Conference Papers