Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics


Nicolas is a graduate engineer from Troyes University of Technology, France, where he completed his 5-year full-time MEng in Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Numerical Simulation in Mechanics. His studies focused on finite element analysis, computer-aided engineering tools and programming. He also studied Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, before moving on to complete a double degree in Aerospace Propulsion at Cranfield University. As part of the Thermal Power and Propulsion MSc, his research thesis focused on developing a methodology for coupled fan and intake modelling within the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre. Currently, he pursues a PhD in boundary-layer ingestion aerodynamics and propulsion at Cranfield University within the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering.

Current activities

Nicolas is currently a PhD researcher in the Centre for Propulsion and Thermal Power Engineering at Cranfield University. His PhD research focuses on the application of a hybrid momentum- and energy-based approach to evaluate the boundary-layer ingestion mechanisms and their benefits.

Nicolas is also currently contributing to the Clean Sky 2 Project SUBLIME (Supporting Understanding of Boundary Layer Ingestion Model Experiment) by means of a design space exploration of a propulsive fuselage aircraft concept that is to be experimentally tested by ARA (Aircraft Research Association).