Prof. Mehdi Vahdati
Department of Mechanical Engineering Imperial College London
Professor Vahdati is the Principal Research Fellow in the Dynamics Group and leads the Aeroelasticity Group in the Vibration University Technology Centre sponsored by Rolls-Royce plc.
His main research focus is the development of CFD algorithms, modeling fan blade flutter, turbine and compressor forced response, stall and surge modeling and aeroacoustic and aeroelastic phenomena. In practice, one of the main reasons for turbomachinery failure is vibration, and our work is directly relevant to the industry. Through modeling, the behavior and mitigating causes of engine failures lead to substantial increases in safety and reliability, provides energy-efficient environmental friendly benefits and significant cost savings.
In 2001, he was awarded by Rolls-Royce plc, the title Rolls-Royce Research Fellow at Imperial College, in recognition of his contributions to the company.