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Richard A. Adjei is an Assistant Professor at the School of Aerospace, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Prior to his appointment in 2022, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Turbomachinery Laboratory, Tsinghua University. He received his PhD in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics at Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2020. His research involves aerodynamic design and optimization with focus on the development of intelligent systems and models for aircraft and gas turbine design. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and associate member of the International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO).

Research Interests

Multidisciplinary Design Optimization for Aircraft and Gas Turbine Design

  • Projection-based reduced order modeling (ROM) for accelerated shape optimization
  • Multi-fidelity techniques for robust aerospace design.
  • Uncertainty quantification for aerospace design and optimization
  • Design for additive manufacturing of gas turbine components

Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustic Design of Electric Propulsion Systems

  • Electric ducted fans and propeller design for hybrid and all-electric aircraft propulsion.
  • Energy management analysis for hybrid electric aircraft propulsion systems
  • Aeroacoustics analysis of Urban Air Mobility Systems (UAM).

Teaching

1. AERO1002 Aerospace Aerodynamics - 2022 to date
2. AERO1005 Aerospace Electronic Engineering and Computing -2023 to date

Professional Information

  • Member, Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME),
  • Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Associate member, International Society of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization (ISSMO).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Tsinghua University

1 Apr 20211 Jul 2022

Disciplines

  • Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics
  • Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Technology

Person Types

  • Staff

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