Contact Zhengfei He

Areas of expertise

  • Aeronautical Systems
  • Electric and Hybrid Vehicles
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines
  • Systems Engineering


Zhengfei is currently a PhD research student focusing on Hybrid Electric Civil Aircraft Propulsion. 

Zhengfei finished his BEng degree study in 2020 at the Civil Aviation University of China, majored in Aircraft Propulsion Engineering and did his MSc in Thermal Power (Aerospace Propulsion Engineering) degree at Cranfield University 2021.

Zhengfei is working with his supervisor Professor Panagiotis Laskaridis and Dr Hossein Balaghi Enalou for his PhD degree in the area of high bypass ratio turbofan engines for civil aircraft propulsion systems. His research aims to improve the aircraft propulsion system's efficiency and performance as well as reduce emission and fuel usage.

Research opportunities

Discussion and sharing about hybrid-electric propulsion systems and gas turbine performance are welcomed. If you would like to discuss anything, please get in touch with me via email.

Current activities

Zhengfei is currently working on design space analysation of different platforms of commercial civil aircraft, including the A320 and A350 class. Both system-level and component-level performance analysation and simulation have been considered in his research.