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 in 2021.

Zhengfei is working with his supervisor Professor Panagiotis Laskaridis and Dr Evangelia Pontika for his PhD in 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 emissions and fuel usage.

Current activities

Zhengfei is currently working on the design space exploration of the typical commercial civil aircraft platform. Both system-level and component-level performance analysation and simulation have been considered in his research. His area of expertise includes gas turbine performance and simulation, turbomachinery, engine lifing and cooling. Mr He is also working on novel concepts including the application of fuel cell in future engine electrification.