Imperial College London

Lidia Caros Roca

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Postgraduate



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Lidia is a Research Postgraduate in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London working on "DNS Optimisation of Airfoils in Martian Atmospheric Conditions" under the supervision of Prof Peter Vincent and Dr Oliver Buxton. As part of her PhD, she is collaborating with the ROAMX team at NASA Ames and the Mars Wind Tunnel team at Tohoku University to investigate the efficiency of optimized blades for next-generation Martian helicopter blades.

Lidia holds a BEng in Aerospace Vehicle Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an MSc in Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics, Flow Management and Fluid-Structure Interaction from Imperial College London.

Lidia has been awarded the 2022 Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship, the Vertical Flight Society 2023 VFF Scholarship and the NASA Group Achievement Award.



Caros L, Buxton O, Vincent P, 2023, Optimization of triangular airfoils for Martian helicopters using direct numerical simulations, Aiaa Journal: Devoted to Aerospace Research and Development, Vol:61, ISSN:0001-1452, Pages:4935-4945

Caros Roca L, Buxton O, Shigeta T, et al., 2022, Direct numerical simulation of flow over a triangular airfoil under martian atmospheric conditions, Aiaa Journal: Devoted to Aerospace Research and Development, Vol:60, ISSN:0001-1452, Pages:3961-3972


Caros L, Blank J, Buxton O, et al., 2022, Comparing Strategies for DNS Based Optimization of Airfoils for Martian Rotorcraft

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