Research Associate in Turbomachinery
Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Research group: Turbomachinery
Telephone: +44 1223 3 37599
Supervises for Engineering Tripos Part 1A (First year) Maths & Computing, 2A (Third year) 3F1 Paper - Signals and Systems and 3F2 Paper - Systems & Control
Dr Farman was an undergraduate at the University of Durham, where she studied General Engineering specialising in Electronics and Control. She worked in industry for ten years working on a range of products including gas turbines, earth moving equipment and wave energy turbines. Her work has included most steps of the design cycle from initial concept design through to commissioning and testing. She obtained Chartered status in 2010 from the Institute of Engineering and Technology. While continuing her work in industry she undertook a PhD at Cranfield University. Her PhD research focused on modelling the behaviour of oscillating water columns and developing suitable control strategies for optimal power extraction. She has been a researcher at the Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge, since 2015. Her research has included the development of load shedding devices for tidal stream turbines; developing data acquisition systems for rotating machinery; and aero-engine compressor bleed design.
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