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Natan Zawadzki


Natan Zawadzki BSc PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stipendiary Lecturer in Engineering

ISCFD Co-Founder


Natan is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute, leading ice crystal icing experiments and validation of in-house numerical codes. He also holds a Stipendiary Lecturership at St Catherine's College, teaching parts of the Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Engineering in Society classes.

He obtained his PhD in Aerospace from Cranfield University. His doctoral research focused on numerical modelling of water injection in a turbofan engine compressor to reduce the engine nitrogen oxide emissions through evaporative cooling.

Natan’s adventure started in Germany, where he obtained his BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Siegen. He spent 1.5 years at Rolls-Royce Germany, forging his freshly acquired knowledge in various projects related to the modelling of oil and heat management systems. He also worked on the development of Lattice Boltzmann solvers.

Throughout his studies, Natan engaged in teaching fluid mechanics and mathematics. Committed to promoting research and supporting his community, Natan has co-founded and runs the International Society for Computational Fluid Dynamics (ISCFD).


Research Interests

  • Multiphase flows and Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • High-Performance Computing
  • Turbomachinery Aero-Thermodynamics
  • Aerospace Propulsion
  • Turbulence

Research Groups

Current Projects

DE-ICER: Project in Partnership with Rolls-Royce, GKN Aerospace and SATAVIA to develop competitive design capability for ice crystal icing in new and novel engine architectures as well as improved ice detection and anti-ice systems.