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Department of Engineering

Mr James Brind


Research interests

James Brind is currently undertaking a post-doctoral research project on thermoacoustic oscillation in combustors. His other research interests include turbine heat transfer and cooling, modelling of turbulent mixing in industrial design, and the problem of stage matching in multi-stage compressors.

Teaching activity

Undergraduate Supervision

  • 2P7: Mathematical Methods
  • 3A5: Thermodynamics and Power Generation


  • GA1: Advanced-cycle Power Generation
  • GA2: Turboexpander


James Brind completed his undergraduate studies at Peterhouse (m. 2010), receiving in 2014 the MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering, with Distinction. Following on from this, he entered the Centre for Doctoral Training in Gas Turbine Aerodynamics at the Whittle Laboratory, achieving the MRes degree in 2015, also with Distinction. He submitted his PhD thesis on the topic of turbine film cooling in March 2019.