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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery


2016-Present: Postdoctoral Turbomachinery Research Engineer, Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge

2012-2016: PhD Candidate in Engineering (Turbomachinery), King's College, University of Cambridge, UK.

2008-2012: BA Hons. (Cantab) and MEng in Mechanical Engineering, King's College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Rapid experimental profile loss measurement of film-cooled transonic turbine blades.

Heat transfer measurements of film-cooled turbine blades.

Axial compressor aerodynamic performance analysis at off-design conditions.


Key publications: 

Hewkin-Smith M., Pullan G., Grimshaw S.D., Greitzer E.M. & Spakovszky Z.S., The Role of Tip Leakage Flow in Spike-Type Rotating Stall Inception. ASME J. Turbomach 141(6), 061010. Also in Proc. ASME Turbo Expo 2017, as GT2017-63655. Received an ASME IGTI Turbomachinery Committee 2017 Best Paper Award.

Hewkin-Smith M., The Role of Tip Leakage Flow in Axial Compressor Spike-Type Stall Inception, 2017, Doctoral Thesis, University of Cambridge

Grimshaw S.D., Sequeira C.L. & Hewkin-Smith M., A Computational and Experimental Compressor Design Project for Japanese and British High-School Students. ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power, 2017, 139(5), 052604. Also In Proc. ASME Turbo Expo 2016, as GT2016-56231. Received the ASME IGTI Education Committee 2016 Best Paper Award.

Postdoctoral Turbomachinery Research Engineer

Contact Details

Whittle Laboratory
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
1 JJ Thomson Avenue
Not available for consultancy


Departments and institutes: 
Person keywords: 
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics