Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorNickCumpsty

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Distinguished Research Fellow



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Nick Cumpsty studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. He conducted his postgradute research at the University of Cambridge, Department of Engineering, where he was awarded a Ph.D. for a dissertation entitled "The Calculation of Three-Dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layers". He has been a professor of Aerothermal Technology at the University of Cambridge and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

In industry, Nick has worked at Rolls Royce Ltd as a Senior Noise Engineer and, more recently, as a Chief Technologist.




Leishman, B A, 2007, Mechanism of the Interaction of a Ramped Bleed Slot with the Primary Flow, Asme Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:129

Leishman, B A, Cumpsty, et al., 2007, Effects of Inlet Ramp Surfaces on the Aerodynamic Behaviour of Bleed Hole and Bleed Slot Off-Take Configurations, Asme Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol:129

Cumpsty NA, Horlock JH, 2006, Averaging nonuniform flow for a purpose, Journal of Turbomachinery-transactions of the Asme, Vol:128, ISSN:0889-504X, Pages:120-129


Gbadebo SA, Cumpsty NA, Hynes TP, 2005, Three-dimensional separations in axial compressors, International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, ASME-AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENG, Pages:331-339, ISSN:0889-504X

Gbadebo SA, Hynes TP, Cumpsty NA, 2004, Influence of surface roughness on three-dimensional separation in axial compressors, 49th International Gas Turbine and Aeroengine Congress and Exhibition, ASME, Pages:455-463, ISSN:0889-504X

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