Dr. Trevor Wood is a Principal Engineer of Aerodynamics in the Thermosciences organization at GE Research. Trevor currently leads a research team developing installed turboprop aeroacoustic technologies for performance improvements and noise reduction. Since starting at GE in 2001, he has developed new design and analysis methodologies for both acoustics and fan/compressor aerodynamics. He helped initiate and develop GE’s modern Computational Aeroacoustics prediction methodology development and validation, and spearheaded the utilization of these tools in new low-noise fan design efforts.
He then led the research and technology development teams for both conventional and Open Rotor fan architectures and has invented several innovative technologies for fan noise reduction and has worked to develop, demonstrate and implement these concepts through GE’s research and product development programs. He has co-authored 25 patents and 20 technical publications, interfaces broadly across several multidisciplinary engineering organizations within GE, as well as represents GE’s aeroacoustics team externally to GE’s partners, collaborators and customers. Trevor also periodically provides acoustics consulting services for GE’s Aviation, Wind and Energy businesses and leads the GEGR Thermosciences Technical Council and the Propulsion Aero Systems technology area in particular.
Trevor graduated with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Trevor originally hails from New Brunswick in Atlantic Canada, and now enjoys his home in upstate New York, where he lives with his wife Stephanie, daughter Caitlyn and son Ryan. His personal exploits include family activities, coaching kids’ soccer, volunteering as a cub scout leader, playing guitar in a local folk music band, running, and hiking.