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Professor Paul G. Tucker

Professor Paul G. Tucker

Rank Professor of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering

Paul Tucker is interested in taking PhD students.


Professor Paul Tucker is Rank Professor of Engineering and works within the Turbomachinery, Energy and Fluid Mechanics Division at the University of Cambridge.  His key research interest is the computation of unsteady, turbulent, complex geometry aerodynamic flows.

Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, Professor Tucker worked as a Professor in the Civil and Computational Engineering Centre at the University of Swansea leading aerospace. Prior to this he was a Senior  Lecturer in the Department of Engineering at the University of Warwick.  He is an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal and a member of the ACME board.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

His current research heavily focuses on improving Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) in aerospace, especially turbomachinery.  Much of Professor Tucker's work uses Large Eddy Simulation (LES) techniques.

Some current research projects are listed below:


Professor Tucker teaches: Computational Fluid Dynamics 4A2  and the Turbomachinery Project (Turboexpander) GA2.


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Acoustics
  • Aircraft noise
  • Fluid Mechanics

Key Publications

Professor Tucker's publications are here.

The book below was published September 2013.

Book Cover

4th Year Project Deadlines

Wednesday, 28th May 2014. Last day for handing in final reports to group centres.  Each student submits 2 copies plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or CD of electronic equivalent

Thursday, 29th May, Friday 30th May.  Group A project presentations, Hopkinson Laboratory, Hopkinson West Meeting Room and Whittle Laboratory.

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