Bill Dawes is the Francis Mond Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at Cambridge University.
After completing a PhD at Cambridge in 1979 he worked for the Central Electricity Generating Board where he developed numerical methods for steam turbine operational problems. Since returning to Cambridge in 1984, he has worked on a range of numerical methods aimed at predicting flows in turbomachinery. His research has been widely published and successfully exploited commercially with industry and research institutions around the world.Over the years, Bill has acted as a consultant to a wide range of turbomachinery-based industries in the UK and overseas and acted as
Over the years, Bill has acted as a consultant to a wide range of turbomachinery-based industries in the UK and overseas and acted as advisor on a number of government committees. Currently, Bill sits on the UK Aerodynamic Centre Council, the RR Power Plant & Systems Advisory Board and is on the International Board of Editors for the AIAA Journal of Aircraft. Bill is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Royal Aeronautical Society and is a Chartered Engineer.