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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 (left hand image) was published September 2013. It looks at the current  status  of  computational aerodynamics and explores future methods and needs.  

Book Cover

The Royal Society Theme issue (right hand side image) outlines how the growth of aircraft will potentially impact on the environment in around the next 20 years and how computational modelling is likely to greatly help reduce this impact. The issue discusses  the  challenges  and  tremendous  changes  that  are  likely  to  occur in aerodynamics  simulation  in  the  next  20 years  and  the  paramount  role  that simulation will play in creating environmentally friendly aircraft. 

4th Year Project Deadlines

15th January
Submission of Technical Milestone reports to Group Centre (2 copies).

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