PhD paper wins Rolls-Royce Award

by Sally March

Dr Anna Young, Pembroke College Maudslay-Butler Research Fellow, has been awarded the Rolls-Royce Howse and Ruffles Award for the Best Doctorate Paper.

The paper was based on her PhD work on developing a warning system for when a jet engine compressor experiences aerodynamic failure – or stalls.

Anna undertook the work at the Whittle Laboratory and wrote the paper with her PhD supervisor Dr Ivor Day and lecturer Dr Graham Pullan, who also received the award.

A fuller explanation of Anna’s work and the paper – Stall Warning by Blade Pressure Signature Analysis – can be found on the Engineering Department’s website:

Photo: Sir Simon Robertson, Chairman of Rolls-Royce, (2nd from r) presenting the award to Anna Young, Graham Pullan, and Ivor Day (CU Engineering Department)