Priyanka Dhopade

Visiting Research Fellow

Personal Details

Dr Priyanka Dhopade BEng, MEng, PhD (UNSW)
Senior Research Associate
Stipendiary Lecturer, St. John’s College
Co-ordinator, Women in Engineering Oxford

Contact Details

Dept of Engineering Science,
University of Oxford,
Parks Road,
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288760


Priyanka Dhopade is a senior research associate working with Prof Peter Ireland and Dr Marko Bacic at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute. Her research expertise is in the field of applied computational fluid dynamics (CFD) of turbomachinery heat transfer, aerodynamics and aeroelasticity. She is currently leading the CFD modelling campaigns for various projects in collaboration with industry partners and research groups relating to:

  • Turbine and compressor tip clearance control
  • Turbine internal cooling
  • Compressor-combustor-turbine interaction
  • Active flow control for gas turbines

She completed her PhD at UNSW Canberra under the supervision of Associate Professor Andrew Neely on aeromechanical modelling of rotating fan blades to investigate high-cycle and low-cycle fatigue interaction.

Research Interests

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
Aerodynamics and heat transfer
Multiphysics in turbomachinery
Subsystem interaction in gas turbines