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Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

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Dr Anna Young

Dr Anna Young

Senior CDT Fellow, Gas Turbine Aerodynamics

College Lecturer, Churchill College

Whittle Laboratory
Madingley Road

Cambridge CB3 0DY
Office Phone: +44(0)1223 760551


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.

Departments and Institutes


Research Interests

Unsteady flows in axial compressors.

Tidal power generation.

Tidal stream turbulence measurements.



  • 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


  • Energy, transport and urban infrastructure

Key Publications

“Stall Warning by Blade Pressure Signature Analysis”
Young, A., Day, I. and Pullan, G., 2011
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.
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.


4th Year Project Deadlines

 May 2017
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.


Upcoming events

Graduate Open Day 2017

Nov 03, 2017

Cambridge University

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