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Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Alex White

Dr Alex White

Alex White is accepting applications for PhD students.

Department of Engineering
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 765310


Alex White is a Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids at Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Peterhouse.

Alex read Engineering at King's College Cambridge between 1985 and 1988, and remained at King's for his PhD. After four years of post-doctoral research (in Cambridge, Lyon and Toulouse) he took up a lectureship at the School of Engineering in Durham. He returned to Cambridge in 2000 where he is now a member of the Energy Group.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

Alex's research interests include two-phase flow (especially vapour-droplet flows), the thermodynamics of power generation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and heat pumps.

His PhD was on condensation in steam turbines and he has since worked on other two-phase flow applications, particularly in the area of wet compression for gas turbine cycles. Aside from some steam-tunnel experiments undertaken for his thesis, his work is mainly theoretical and numerical.


First Year lecturer in Thermodynamics.

Fourth year Lecturer in Statistical Mechanics (4A9).

Key Publications

4th Year Project Deadlines

29th May 2019
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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