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Rowland Penty-Gereats

Tel: 01865 (2)88759


I graduated with an MEng from Oxford University in 2015. For my 4th year project I investigated the effect of a convected step change in freestream temperature to heat transfer over a flat plate in a newly re-commissioned shock tube.

I am currently a DPhil student at the Osney thermofluids lab, supervised by Dr. Matthew McGilvray. I am developing a new calorimeter based heat flux gauge capable of surviving the harsh environment of high speed wind tunnel testing. The gauges will be used amongst other things to measure heat transfer on blunt bodies in re-entry representative flows.

Outside of the lab I cycle and climb rocks, when the weather allows. I even managed to sneak a cycling trip down the west coast of the USA between my undergrad and DPhil.