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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Nick Atkins


I joined the Whittle Laboratory as a MHI University Lecturer in Turbomachinery at the beginning of 2010.

Previously I was a University Lecturer in Thermofluids and (acting) Director of the Rolls-Royce University Technical Centre in Aerothermal Systems at the University of Sussex Thermo-Fluid Mechanics Research Centre .

Before Sussex I held the WW Spooner Junior Research Fellowship at the Osney Laboratory (Southwell), at the University of Oxford where I also completed my doctoral studies and read Engineering Science.

Research Interests

I am currently involved various turbomachinery research projects. Much of my current research is concerned with the flow and heat transfer within the internal or secondary air systems of industrial and aero propulsion gas turbines.


  • 3A6 Heat Transfer
  • 4A3 Turbomachinery 1
  • Flow Visualisation EAA
  • Examiner IB Paper 4 - Thermodynamics and Fluid Dynamics


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy, transport and urban infrastructure
  • Fluid Mechanics

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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