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Dr David Bacci Postdoctoral Research Fellow


David Bacci BSc MSc

Senior Researcher, Research Fellow


Dr. David Bacci is part of Oxford Thermofluids Laboratory (University of Oxford), where he holds the position of Research Fellow in Thermofluids Dynamics and Acoustic. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow in Military Aircraft Design at Cranfield University

He completed his Ph.D. (2017) at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom focusing on the characterization of Transonic Aeroacoustics of Weapon Bays.

From 2009 to 2014 he maturated industrial experience working on UCAV design and military flight simulators development for Leonardo Company.

His aerospace career began in Italy where he completed a BSc in Aerospace Engineering (2007) and MSc in Aeronautical Engineering (2009) at the University of Pisa, including in the process, the attainment of Private Pilot Flight License.

Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Acoustic
  • Aircraft & Missile Design
  • Thermo-Fluid-Dynamics
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Current Projects

ADOBAL® (Acoustic Detection of Burst And Leak). Project in partnership with Rolls-Royce plc, to develop a monitoring system, for turbofan and turbojets, capable to detect, localize, and characterize failures, and assessing engine health, using acoustic sensors.

"Carbon-Free Civil Aviation". Preliminary study of the propulsion system for civil aviation, using Hydrogen and Ammonia.