My name is Laurens Voet. I grew up in the countryside near Gent, Belgium. At the age of 18 I moved to Delft, the Netherlands, for my undergrad to study aerospace engineering. From the first lecture onwards, I was fascinated by how these giant airplanes glide through the skies. In the fifth semester of my bachelor program I went to ETH Zürich, Switzerland, to study automotive engineering and applications of fluid dynamics. My interest in cars motivated me in the following year to take part in Formula SAE as a full-time aerodynamics engineering of the Formula Student Team Delft. In the fall of 2017 I moved to London, UK, to study an MSc in Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics.
During my education, I realized that I was most intrigued by the engines of airplanes, and in particular the engines of very fast airplanes. At the moment I am pursuing a PhD at AeroAstro working on a joint project between the Laboratory for Aviation and Environment (LAE) and the Gas Turbine Laboratory (GTL). Together with Prashanth Prakash I am evaluating the environmental footprint of engines for civil supersonic aircraft. The goal of the project is to form a scientific basis for regulatory requirements for noise and emissions in civil supersonic aviation.
- Gas turbine technology
- Supersonic transport propulsion systems