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A track-record in achievement and academic excellence

A track-record in achievement and academic excellence

The mission of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics is to be an international centre of excellence for the training of the next generation of research and industry leaders.

Why choose the CDT?

To accomplish this, the CDT has assembled the UK’s three leading universities in the field of gas turbine aerodynamics (Cambridge, Oxford and Loughborough) and some of the world’s leading gas turbine and turbomachinery manufacturers (Rolls-Royce, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Siemens and Dyson). The programme is guided by an Advisory Group of the world’s top experts (from NASA, Rolls-Royce and MIT). The resulting partnership of academia and industry enables the CDT to deliver a unique whole engine, whole sector, training experience.

The CDT in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics is a 4 year programme: a 1 year masters course leading to the MRes in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics, followed by a 3 year PhD project sponsored by one of the collaborating companies (Rolls-Royce, MHI, Siemens, Dyson). The training approach taken by the MRes is holistic and incorporates ‘hands on’ experience of real products as well as access to diverse material previously only available on specialist industry courses. Projects focus both on the detail of key technologies, and also on the integrated nature of the gas turbine as a whole. The CDT will teach the skills, and provide the necessary environment, to develop research questions and projects that deliver both academic excellence and maximum industrial impact.

The MRes course

The CDT in MRes in gas turbine aerodynamics, which provides a springboard to the PhD phase of the CDT at one of the three partner universities. During Part 1 of the MRes (October-December) students undertake a combination of core and elective modules which give them a world-leading background in the theory of gas turbine aerodynamics as well as the practical side of both experimental and computational research.

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Research topics

Projects focus both on the detail of key technologies and also on the integrated nature of the gas turbine as a whole. The CDT will teach the skills, and provide the necessary equipment, to develop research projects that deliver both academic excellence and maximum industrial impact.

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Our locations

The CDT has assembled the UK's three leading Universities in the field of gas turbine aerodynamics; Cambridge, Oxford and Loughborough.

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Academic staff

Learn more about the Academics involved in the CDT across the three university partners.

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Industrial partners

Some of the world's leading gas turbine and turbomachinery manufacturers have come together to support and assist the development of the CDT.

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