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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery


Dr Young completed her PhD in 2012 on the subject of Tip-Clearance Effects in Axial Compressors. She then went on to be the Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and is now a Senior Research Associate at the Whittle Laboratory. Dr Young undertakes research at the Whittle Laboratory in two areas: axial compressors and tidal power generation.


Unsteady flows in axial compressors.

Tidal power generation.

Tidal stream turbulence measurements.


Key publications: 
“A one-dimensional model for tidal array design based on three-scale dynamics”. Gupta, V. and Young, A, 2017. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 825, pp. 651-676 DOI:
 “Effects of tip-clearance on stall inception in a multi-stage compressor”.
Berdanier, R., Smith, N, Young, A., and Key, N., 2017. AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. DOI: 10.2514/1.B36364
“Accounting for Eccentricity in Compressor Design”.
Young, A., Cao, T., Day, I. and Longley, J., 2017.  ASME Journal of Turobmachinery, Vol 139, No. 9 DOI: 10.1115/1.4036201.
“Load alleviation technology for extending life in tidal turbines”. 
Young, A., Farman, J. and Miller, R., 2016. In proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, Oct 2016, Lisbon, Portugal.
“Novel usage of five-hole probes: Tidal channel turbulence measurements.” 
Young, A., Guion, R., Atkins, N. and Costan, J., 2016. In proceedings of XXIII Biannual Measurement Symposium on Measurement Techniques in Turbomachinery, Sept 2016.
The frequency response of acoustic doppler current profilers: Spatiotemporal response and implications for tidal turbine site assessment.” 
Guion, R. and Young, A., 2014. IEEE Oceans, September 2014, St John’s, Newfoundland, Canada
“Stall Warning by Blade Pressure Signature Analysis”
Young, A., Day, I. and Pullan, G., 2012. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 135, No. 1. DOI: 10.1115/1.4006426.
Also presented at ASME Turbo Expo, Vancouver, Canada. GT2011-45850.
Accepted for publication in ASME Journal of Turbomachinery.
Winner of Turbomachinery Committee Best Paper Award and Rolls-Royce Howse and Ruffles Award for Best Doctorate Paper.
“Origins and Structure of Spike-Type Rotating Stall”.
Pullan, G., Young, A., Day, I., Greitzer, E. and Spakovszky, Z., 2015. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 137, No. 5. DOI:10.1115/1.4028494.
Also presented at ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. GT2012-68707.
Accepted for publication in ASME Journal of Turbomachinery.
Winner of ASME Gas Turbine Award, and Turbomachinery Best Paper Award.


Teaching and Supervisions



  • CDT MRes GTA3 Advanced Experimental Methods
  • CDT MRes MP2 Compressor Mini Project
  • Part IA Mechanics, Structures and Thermofluids supervision


  • Energy Technology MPhil Project supervision
  • Energy Technology MPhil Tidal power lecturing
  • Part IIB (MEng) Project supervision
  • 3A3 (Fluid Mechanics II) supervision
  • 3A5 (Thermodynamics and Power Generation) supervision
  • Part 1B Thermofluid Mechanics supervision
  • Part 1B Mathematics supervision
  • Part IIA Turboexpander Project demonstration
Senior CDT Fellow, Gas Turbine Aerodynamics
College Lecturer, Churchill College

Contact Details

Whittle Laboratory
Madingley Road
+44(0)1223 760551
Not available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
Fluid Mechanics