Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Jialin Su

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In the early stage of his career, Dr Jialin Su worked in Hewlett-Packard Inc. and Seagate Technology Int., both in Singapore, as an R&D engineer in servo motor control. This was followed by a short stint at the Kingston University in London as a researcher assistant in automotive control.

In 2009, he was enrolled in the European Masters Course in Aeronautics and Space Technology (EuMAS), studying at the Technical University of Munich, Cranfield University and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Göttingen. Upon completion of this masters course, Dr Su worked at Numeca International S.A. (now Cadence) in Brussels as an application engineer in CFD.

In 2012 he joined the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre of Loughborough University to pursue a Phd degree and stayed on as a research associate in the field of gas turbines.

In 2019 he moved to the group of Prof. Aimee Morgans in the Imperial College London as a research associate for research related to thermo-acoustic instability and in the summer of 2020, Dr Su returned to Loughborough University to take up a lectureship in fluid dynamics. Currently he is supervising a Phd project on the development of high-order CFD for combustion simulation


  • BEng, MEng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • MSc, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • MSc, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • PhD, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Key awards:

  • Rolls-Royce Howes, Ruffles and Parker Award for Best Doctorate Paper, 2016

Outline main research interests:

  • Development of high-order CFD for various applications
  • Sensitivity study and reduced order modelling of both reacting and non-reacting flows
  • Aerodynamic modelling for application of modern control algorithms in flight control and flow control
  • Thermo-acoustic instability
  • Stochastic modelling of turbulent flows

Current supervision of Phd:

  • High-order Computational Fluid Dynamics for combustion (2021−)

Grants and contracts: 

  • HPC-Europa3 Transnational Access programme, 02/2021−05/2021


Current teaching responsibilities:

Vibration and Dynamics (TTB002)

Aerodynamics (TTC051)

External Collaborators:

  • High-order CFD method:

Prof. Spencer Sherwin, Imperial College London, UK

  • Thermo-acoustic instability:

Prof. Aimee Morgans, Imperial College London, UK

Dr Dong Yang, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

  • Supersonic aerodynamics:

Dr Paul Bruce, Imperial College London, UK

Dr Saikumar Reddy Yeddula, Imperial College London, UK

  • Acoustics:

Prof. Mihai Mihaescu, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden