Contact Professor Pericles Pilidis

Areas of expertise

  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines

Background

Professor Pilidis completed a doctorate in Gas Turbine Engineering at Glasgow University. His first employment was with the British Caledonian group in the gas turbine overhaul business. He joined Cranfield in 1986 as a lecturer and was promoted to the Director of the Thermal Power Masters course and Head of the Gas Turbine Engineering Group. In 2006 he was appointed Head of the Power and Propulsion Department.

Over the years, he has applied performance modelling techniques to understand issues of relevance to operation, maintenance, control and technoeconomic environmental risk analysis (TERA).

Professor Pilidis has organised and contributed to many international teaching and applied research programmes in the power, gas, oil and aviation industries. Much of his research has been focused on the needs of equipment users in various countries. He has acted as a consultant to several organisations and his active contributions have resulted in many international honours. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was Chairman of the ASME Cycle Innovations. 

Throughout his career at Cranfield, he has supervised 150+ postgraduate students.

Current activities

  • Gas turbine research and postgraduate education.
  • Course Director of the Thermal power MSc.

Clients

Current and previous clients include:

  • Rolls Royce
  • Airbus
  • Shell
  • Alstom
  • Boeing
  • Easyjet
  • Siemens
  • SNECMA
  • Numerous EU project partnerships.

Publications

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Conference Papers