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Professor Christian Allen


Professor Allen obtained a BSc from the Department before moving to Rolls-Royce military engines in Filton, Bristol. After a brief period there, he left to obtain an MSc in fluid dynamics from the Department of Mathematics at Bristol, before returning to the Department to undertake a PhD in computational fluid dynamics. He was awarded a PhD in 1993, and subsequently worked in the Department as a Research Fellow until August 1999, when he was appointed Lecturer in Aerodynamics. In 2003 he was promoted to Reader in Computational Aerodynamics. Later in 2003 he was awarded a five-year EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship, in the field of rotary-wing aerodynamic simulation, and a Royal Academy of Engineering Global Research Scholarship to fund a long-term collaboration with FOI Stockholm. In 2007 he was awarded a Personal Chair in Computational Aerodynamics. His EPSRC Fellowship ended in March 2009.

Prof. Allen is a member of two DARP (Defense and Aerospace Research Partnerships) programmes, the PUMA (Partnership in Unsteady Methods for Aerodynamics) group and the Rotorcraft Aeromechanics group, and a member of the UK Applied Aerodynamics Consortium for supercomputing in aerodynamics. He collaborates with many international research institutes including DLR, FOI Stockholm, UTIAS (Toronto), Caltech, Toledo, and US Air Force Research Labs.



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