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Department of Engineering

Mr José G. Aguilar


José G. Aguilar

Research Student

Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Research group: Energy


Research interests

Development of low-order network models to assess the stability of thermoacoustic systems.  By using adjoint-based methods we extract information on how the resonant modes shift as soon as we change any of the parameters of the system.  Taking this gradient information as an input for an optimization routine, we are able to find configurations which are linearly stable to infinitesimal perturbations.


  • Network modelling
  • Adjoint based sensitivity analysis
  • Optimization for stability


Teaching activity

Supervising Compressible Flow modules:

  • 1D and 2D Compressible flow theory
  • Shockwave theory
  • Numerical Methods
  • Turbomachinery


PhD candidate in Engineering, University of Cambridge 2015 - ongoing
Brakes applications Engineer, Ford Motor Company 2012 - 2014
BSc Mechanical Engineering, ITESM CEM, Mexico 2008 - 2012