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Professor Rob Miller

Chair in Aerothermal Technology at Cambridge University

Positions Held

2015-present, co-Director of the Centre of Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics.
2013-present, Chair in Aerothermal Technology, Cambridge University.
2013-present, Director of Rolls-Royce Whittle Laboratory University Technical Centre.
2010-2014, co-Lead of Cambridge University Engineering Department Theme - Inspiring Research Through Industrial Collaboration. 
2009-2013, Reader in Energy Technology, Cambridge University.
2002-present, Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.
2001-2009, University Lecturer in Turbomachinery, Cambridge University.
1999-2001, College Lecturer, New College, Oxford.
1996-1999, Spooner Junior Research Fellow, New College Oxford.


DPhil 1998, St Catherine's College, Oxford University.
MA 1993, St Catherine's College, Oxford University.

Honours and Awards

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Gas Turbine Award 2010, 2014 and 2015.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) IGTI Turbomachinery and Heat Transfer Committee Best Paper Award, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2014, 2015, 2016.
Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal 2010.
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Air Breathing Propulsion Best Paper Award 2008.

Main Research interest

Over the next 20 years improving core gas turbine efficiency will play a key in enabling the development of the next generation of aeroengine such as Rolls-Royce’s Advance and UltraFan engines. This will involve engine cores shrinking, rises in pressure ratio and rises in efficiency.  It will also involve the development of novel turbine cooling schemes and improvements in the designs of combustor turbine module.  The Whittle Laboratory, in collaboration with Rolls Royceand the UK Aerospace Technology Institute, is currently working on a range of technologies designed to underpin this future generation of small ultra-high efficiency cores.  

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge

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