Dr Samuel Grimshaw


Research Themes

My PhD work was previously concerned with the aerodynamics of bleed flow extraction from axial compressors in gas turbines. I used a combination of experimental, computational and analytical approaches to characterise the fluid flow and its impact on compressor performance.

I am currently working on projects relating to the off-design performance of axial compressors and on sources of noise in gas turbine exhaust ducts. Both pieces of work combine experiments and computations to help MHI improve the design of their machines.

My experimental work has fostered a practical interest in improving experimental methods and I have also been able to pass on this experience through my teaching activities.


Engineering Tripos: Part IA Mechanical Vibrations, Part IB Mathematics, Part IIA Compressible Fluid Dynamics, GTA3 Experimental Methods, Part IIB Project Supervisor.


Prior to undertaking my PhD, I worked as a strategy consultant for Arthur D. Little in the energy and transport sectors for three years. Away from work I enjoy playing hockey and cricket, as well as being involved in coaching and administration for both Cambridge University and Cambridge City Hockey Clubs.

College Role

Senior Research Fellow

Degrees, Awards and Prizes

PhD (Cambridge)