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Luca Di Mare

Associate Professor of Engineering Science

Fellow of St John's College

TEL: 01865 288724
COLLEGE: St John's College


Dr. Luca Di Mare was previously at Imperial College London where he led the Whole Engine Modelling Group in the Vibration University Technology Centre sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc.

His main research interests are in the area of computational modelling of gas turbines. His work aims to build models of whole gas turbines as well as single components at multiple levels of fidelity and physical modelling, combining expertise in the areas of computational geometry, computation fluid dynamics, grid generation and structural analysis. His group’s Virtual Engine software, is earmarked as a candidate component for Engineering Systems for Rolls-Royce plc.

Luca also leads experimental/numerical research in turbulence modelling in compressors at the Whittle Laboratory, where he is a Visiting Academic.

Research Interests

  • Gas turbines
  • Computational geometry
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Grid generation
  • Structural Analysis