Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Dr Andres Eduardo Leiva Gonzalez MEng, PhD

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Research Associate


  • Member of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes since 2013.


  • Experimental and numerical study of gas turbine aerodynamics
  • Experimental rig design


  • MEng Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of Southampton, 2011
  • PhD, ‘Aerodynamic Optimisation of Multi-passage Swirling Flows for Gas Turbine Fuel Injectors’, Loughborough University, 2019

Experimental, computational and analytical study of aerodynamics within modern gas turbines, the main area of focus being the combustion system and related engine components. This includes the design, development and/or analysis of aerodynamic features or components within the combustion system, as well as the experimental rigs and instrumentation which enable this analysis.

  • Combustion system aerodynamics
  • Fuel injector passage aerodynamic interactions
  • Experimental rig design

Research group:

  • Applied aerodynamics
  • Rolls-Royce, Bristol
  • Rolls-Royce, Derby