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Dr David Bacci Postdoctoral Research Fellow


David Bacci BSc DPhil MSc

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Dr David Bacci was born in Siena, Italy, in 1984. He obtained his degrees of BSc in Aerospace Engineering (2007) and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (2009) at the University of Pisa (Italy), including in the process the attainment of Private Pilot Flight License.

After 5 years of industrial experience with Leonardo Company, working on UCAV design and military flight simulators development, he moved to the Defence Academy of United Kingdom (2014), Shrivenham, holding a position of Researcher for Cranfield University, where he completed a PhD in Transonic Aeroacoustic of Weapons Bays (2018).

At present, he is part of Oxford Thermofluids Laboratory (University of Oxford), where he holds a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Cranfield University, working as researcher in aerial warfare engineering and defence analysis

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Thermo-Fluid-Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Airplane Design
  • Missile Design

Current Projects

IPCRESS  The development of an intermediate pressure compressor that integrates around a power gearbox will enable Rolls-Royce to demonstrate its new UltraFan™ engine architecture