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Xuefeng Zhang

PhD, Turbomachinery Aerodynamics (Cambridge University UK) MS, Aerospace Engineering (Carleton University Canada)

Dr Xuefeng Zhang is a Senior Engineer at GE Research Thermosciences, leading the Experiential Aerodynamic lab. Working closely with GE Aviation, Power & Renewable, Dr. Zhang develops multiple test facilities and advanced measurement technologies to improve turbine performance, to understand flow physics, and to validate numerical tools. His research activities are focused on steady & unsteady aerodynamics, passive & active flow control, as well as cross-function studies between Aero, Thermal & Mechanical, such as flutter and advanced film cooling.

Dr Zhang obtained a PhD degree from Cambridge University. He had worked as a Senior Turbine Aerodynamist at Pratt & Whitney Canada and a Research Officer at National Research Council Canada before joining GE Research. During his 15 years of research in Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Dr. Zhang has published more than 30 journal & peer reviewed papers.

  1. Luymes, B.T., An, Q., Steinberg, A.M., Zhang, X. and Vandeputte, T., 2018. Influence of Blade Loading Profile on Wake Dynamics in High-Pressure Turbine Cascades. Journal of Turbomachinery.

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