Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering


Mark Cassell BEng, PhD

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Senior Research Associate in Gas Turbine Combustion System Emissions


Member of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Combustion System Aerothermal Processes since 2012.


  • Passive damping systems for gas turbine combustors
  • Experimental and numerical study of gas turbine aero-acoustic interactions


  • BEng(hons) Aeronautical Engineering, Loughborough University, 2012
  • PhD, ‘Development of aerodynamic and acoustic enhanced damping configurations for gas turbine combustion systems’, Loughborough University, 2017

Outline of main research project

Experimental, computational and analytical study of aero-acoustics within modern gas turbines. This includes the development and analysis of acoustic damping devices and unsteady fluid dynamics of fuel systems and injectors.

  • Aero-acoustics
  • Combustion system aerodynamics
  • Acoustic damping
  • Unsteady fluid dynamics

Research group:

  • Applied Aerodynamics