Academic and research staff

The Whittle Laboratory is part of Cambridge University Engineering department. We have academic staff, research staff and fellows, PhD students, support staff and technicians. We also have several industry visitors, and visitors from other academic institutions such as MIT. The lab maintains a collegiate culture through regular seminar days and social occasions, as well as twice-daily coffee time for all.

Our people

The Whittle lab is one of the largest turbomachinery laboratories in the world. We have engineers and scientists from all over the world working here.

Dr Nick Atkins


Kiran Auchoybur

Research Associate

Dr Teng Cao

MHI Senior Research Fellow

Dr Martin Chilla

Research Associate in Fan / Compressor Aerodynamics

Dr John Coull

Rolls-Royce Senior Research Fellow

Professor Bill Dawes

Professor of Aeronautical Engineering

Dr Ivor Day

Emeritus Fellow, Wolfson College

Dr Tony Dickens

Senior Research Associate

Dr Judith Farman

Research Associate

Dr Sam Grimshaw

Girton College MHI Turbomachinery Senior Research Fellow

Dr Chez Hall

Senior Lecturer

Dr Fiona Hughes

Research Associate in High Speed Compact Compressors

Dr John Longley

Senior Lecturer

Professor Rob Miller

Chair in Aerothermal Technology

Dr Graham Pullan

Reader in Aerothermal Engineering

Dr Svilen Savov

Research Associate in Secondary Air Systems

Dr James Taylor

Compressor Research Fellow

Dr Liping Xu


Dr Anna Young

Senior CDT Fellow, Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

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