Students inspired at Rolls-Royce lecture series

Posted by ap507 at Oct 23, 2013 01:25 PM |
Remaining sessions to take place between October and December 2013
Students inspired at Rolls-Royce lecture series

Thierry Moes, from the Rolls-Royce Strategic Research Centre, explains aircraft engine control to students from the College of Science and Engineering.

Six lectures delivered by Rolls-Royce engineers in partnership with the University have been arranged for 4th year MEng Aero Engineering students to provide detailed information about the real world of engineering and the challenges that exist in the industry. 

The two-hour lectures cover a range of topics, including: aerodynamics; control; heat management; materials; manufacturing; and whole engine design.

Two of the six lectures have taken place so far. Enthusiastic students from the Departments of Engineering and Physics and Astronomy were treated to a wealth of insights and anecdotes on manufacturing and testing from Rolls-Royce professionals, including a rather expensive way of roasting chickens by passing them through a turbofan engine at full thrust.

Students were provided with the opportunity to meet successful engineers and find out more about becoming a professional engineer in a major international firm with strong UK roots.

The remaining sessions on Aerodynamics (30 October), Materials (6 November), Thermal management (13 November), and whole engine design (4 December) take place on Wednesdays, 11:00am-13:00pm, in the Engineering Lecture Theatre 1, 1st floor, Engineering Building and are highly relevant to physicists and other engineers.

For further information, contact the lecture series organiser, Dr. Aldo Rona,