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Oxford Thermofluids Institute


Frank Haselbach

Visiting Professor

Head of Propulsion Engineering at Airbus


Frank is a dynamic and accomplished leader with a wealth of operational, strategic and product design & technology experience. He has operated businesses and worked with customers, teams and suppliers in Europe, Asia and America. As an elected Rolls-Royce Engineering Fellow and Visiting Professor for the University of Oxford he also holds a doctorate in mechanical engineering. As the Global Head of System Design at Rolls Royce, Frank looks after the system design sub-function within the Rolls-Royce group across all business sectors.

Based in Derby, UK, and positioned in the civil aerospace business sector he leads the whole engine architecture, functional and mechanical design of all civil aerospace products and acts as the Chief Aerodynamicist of the group.


Research Interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Gas Turbines
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Program Management
  • Manufacturing