Dr Abdessalem Bouferrouk

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  • Qualifications:MEng, PhD, CEng, FHEA
  • Position:Senior Lecturer (Aerospace Engineering) and Programme Leader for MRes by Research
  • Department:FET - Engineering, Design and Mathematics
  • Telephone:+4411732 87226
  • Email:Abdessalem.Bouferrouk@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and Programme Leader for MSc by Research in Engineering.    

My research interests are in Morphing Aircraft (design, build, and fly), application of CFD to morphing wings, aerodynamic flow control, and renewable energy (wind and tidal energy).  My passion is to produce engineering systems that contribute to a more sustainable future.  

I am ML for Aeronautics, MEng Group Projects, Systems Engineering. I also teach on Aero Propulsion and supervise the Airbus Aircraft Design Project. ​I was educated in Aerospace Engineering at Southampton University (PhD, MEng). Previously, I worked at the universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Exeter. 

MSc by Research (MRes) in Engineering:

Interested students please get in touch.  

Previous Collaborative Projects

Control of Trapped Vortices for Drag Reduction on Aircraft (Royal Society), High Speed Train Aerodynamics (EPSRC), MERiFIC (TSB funded), Hi Flow Installation Vessel (TSB-Funded), WEATHER Project (Network Rail).

Funded Projects/Awards

  • VC EC Research Grant (£14,000)   1) Active control of morphing wings, 2) Investigating effects of atmospheric turbulence on aircraft dynamics, UWE 2016. 
  • Researcher-Led Initiative Award (£1,000), "Signal Analysis and Statistical Tools for Field Data".  A. Bouferrouk, H. Smith, and I. Ashton, February 2013.
  • Bridging The Gaps Research ​Award: ExtRACT (£5,547.50): "Extracting biodiesel from algae", C. Bryan, C. Butler, D. Cluff, A. Bouferrouk, M. Giezen, Jan 2013.
  • Annual Development Fund Award (£15k) - "Wind Turbines Construction", University of Exeter, 2013. 
  • TSB Research Award (£107,494): "High Flow Installation Vessel" with industrial partner Mojo Maritime, L. Johanning, G. H. Smith, A. Bouferrouk, H.C.M Smith, September 2012.
  • Bridging The Gaps Research Award ((£2,941): "Towards defining turbulence measurement protocols from ADCP velocity data", A. Bouferrouk, T. Bailey, P. Challenor, August 2012.  

​PhD Supervision

Students interested in PhD in Aerodynamics/CFD/Renewable Energy (Tidal&Wind) please email me: abdessalem.bouferrouk@uwe.ac.uk 

Currently, I supervise two PhD students:

  • Chawki Abdessemed: CFD Modelling of Morphing Wings using High Fidelity Methods, UWE.  
  • Bo Ouyang:  Flow Control for High Lift Devices using CFD, UWE.​ 

Area of expertise

Morphing aircraft and systems, Aerodynamic (CFD), Flow Control, Renewable energy (Wind&Tidal). 


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