Florian is undertaking his DPhil through the Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Propulsion and Power. He completed his Master of Research at the University of Cambridge as part of the same programme, following undergraduate studies at Imperial College London.
His research focuses on particulate deposition in secondary air systems of gas turbines, in the context of high-performance quasi-transpiration cooling.
Predicting deposition and hence performance deterioration is desirable both to quantify the cost of ownership effects that arise from atmospheric contaminants and to optimise component design to guarantee air travel safety. Current work investigates how particles interact with cooling passages as well as how to predict and/or mitigate those interactions.