Kam Chana

Commercial and Technical Director – Oxford Turbine Research Facility (OTRF)

Personal Details

Kam Chana, BSc, MSc, MDA, CEng, FRAeS
Fellow of St Anne’s College

Contact Details

Department of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,
Oxford,
OX1 3PJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 28874
Mob: +44 (0) 7824457197
Email: kam.chana@eng.ox.ac.uk

Biography

Kam Chana joined the University in 2010 following 22 years at the MoD and QinetiQ where he held the position Head of Instrumentation & Experimental Programmes and was a QinetiQ Fellow. He held a Visiting Fellow position at Warwick University for over 20 years and a Visiting Fellow position at Surrey University. Kam has also held the position Scientific Director of the European Virtual Institute for Gas Turbine Instrumentation (EVI-GTI) for 5 years. At Oxford he leads the activities of the Oxford Turbine Research Facility. He has over 100 peer reviewed published articles and several patents.

Research Interests

Turbine heat transfer
Cooling systems
Gas turbines
Internal combustion engine instrumentation
Tip timing
Tip clearance measurement
High temperature instrumentation