Laurens Voet

Research Assistant

BACKGROUND

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 Z├╝rich, 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.

RESEARCH

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.

EXPERTISE

  • Gas turbine technology
  • Supersonic transport propulsion systems