Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk

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About me

I lecture in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.  My interests include morphing (CFD, practical), renewable energy, flow control, and aeroacoustics.  My passion is about creating sustainable zero-carbon technologies, particularly green aviation.  I have teaching experience in Fluid Mechanics/Aerodynamics,  Thermodynamics, Propulsion, Computational Methods, Advanced Wind Energy, Aeronautics, Aero-Acoustics, Group Projects, Aircraft Design (Airbus). ​Between 2016-2019, I was Programme Leader for Masters by Research (MRes) in Engineering.  I was educated in Aerospace Engineering at Southampton University (PhD, MEng). Previously, I held postdoctoral research positions at Birmingham, Nottingham and Exeter universities. 

Seeking industrial & academic partnerships (e.g. KTP/KTN, Innovate UK, EPSRC, HEA).  International collaborators most welcome. 

Accepting PhD/MSc students. If interested, please get in touch. 

Collaborative Projects:   Ducted Fans (Leonardo Helicopters), Trapped Vortices (Royal Society), High Speed Train Aeodynamics (EPSRC), MERiFIC (TSB), High Flow Installation Vessel (TSB-Funded), WEATHER Project (Network Rail).

Funded Projects/Awards:    Summer Internships (£6k, PI, UWE, 2020 &2021), Sustainable 3D Printing (£5k, PI, UWE, 2020), Thermal comfort modelling in BRI (£4k, CoI, UWE, 2019), Vice Chancellor ECR Grant (£14k, PI, Morphing Wings, UWE, 2016), Bridging The Gaps Award (£4.5k, Co-I, Biodiesel from algae, Exeter University, 2013), Researcher-Led Award (£1k, PI, Signal Analysis and Statistical Tools for Field Data, Exeter University, 2013), ADF Award (£15k, PI, Wind Energy, Exeter University, 2013), TSB Award (£107k, Co-I, High Flow Installation Vessel, Exeter University, 2012), Bridging The Gaps Research Award (£5k, PI, Turbulence measurement protocols from ADCP data, Exeter University, 2012).                                              

Currently, I co-supervise two PhD students: 

  • Paul Hanman: Modelling and Design of Energy Efficient Joint Wing Concepts, UWE.  
  • Bo Ouyang:  Flow Control of High Lift Devices using High Fidelity CFD, UWE.  

Area of expertise

Morphing, Aircraft Design, Aerodynamics & CFD, Thermofluids, Renewable Energy, Aeroacoustics, Programming. 

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