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Guillermo Paniagua

Guillermo Paniagua (By Courtesy)

Professor Of Mechanical Engr


School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office Phone: +1 765 49-41514


-Compact high speed turbomachinery: Design, analysis (experimental-numerical), cavity and tip flows, flow control
-High speed propulsion: Novel cycle development, intakes, boundary layer transition, combustion
-Development of measurement techniques and data processing

Awards and Major Appointments

-Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME (2015)
-Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA (2013)
-Outstanding Paper Award at the ASME InterPack: Paper IPACK2017-74224 (2017)
-Patented invention of the year for Safran Aircraft Engines (winner out of 400 patents, 2016)
-7th place in the first SpaceX Hyperloop Competition, faculty advisor (2017)
-2nd Place EREA Best paper award on evolutionary research (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)
-2nd Place AIAA Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition, faculty advisor (2011)
-Best Paper Award in Heat Transfer at the ASME Turbo Expo: Paper GT2008-51308 (2009)
-EREA Award on Visionary Aeronautics Project Idea for Revolutionary Research: "Turbine shocks modulation with plasma actuators" (2008)
-The Biennial International Award Iwan Akerman on innovative research on expansion machines and related technical disciplines: "Hub disk leakage" (2006)

Research Areas

Fluid Mechanics & Propulsion


Paniagua G., Iorio M.C., Da Costa Vinha N., Sousa J., 2014, "Design and analysis of pioneering high supersonic axial turbines". International Journal of Mechanical Sciences. Vol. 89, pp 65-77. September. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2014.08.014. ISSN: 0020-7403.

Bottini H., Paniagua G., Schreivogel P., Sonda A., de las Heras S., 2014, "Design and qualification of a supersonic wind tunnel for boundary layer transition research". Journal of Aerospace Engineering. June. DOI: 10.1177/0954410014537612. ISSN: 0954-4100.

Joly M., Verstraete T., Paniagua G., 2014, "Integrated multifidelity, multidisciplinary evolutionary design optimization of counterrotating compressors". Integrated computer aided engineering. Vol. 21, Number 3, pp. 249-261. DOI: 10.3233/ICA-140463. ISSN: 1069-2509.

De Maesschalck C., Lavagnoli S., Paniagua G., Da Costa Vinha N., 2014, "Aerothermodynamics of tight rotor tip clearance flows in high-speed unshrouded turbines". Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 65, Issues 1-2, pp 343-351. April. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2014.01.015. ISSN: 1359-4311.

Fernandez Villace V., Paniagua G., 2013, "On the exergetic effectiveness of combined-cycle engines for high speed propulsion". Energy. Vol. 51, pp 382-394. March. DOI: 10.1016/ ISSN: 0360-5442.

Villafane L., Paniagua G., 2013, "Aero-thermal Analysis of Shielded Fine Wire Thermocouples". International Journal of Thermal Sciences. Vol. 65, pp 214-223. March. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2012.10.025. ISSN: 1290-0729.

Saracoglu B.H., Paniagua G, Salvadori S., Tomasoni F., Duni S., Yasa T., Miranda A., 2012, "Trailing edge shock modulation by pulsating coolant ejection", Applied Thermal Engineering. Vol. 48, pp 1-10. December. DOI: 10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2012.04.036. ISSN: 1359-4311.

Pinilla V., Solano J.P., Paniagua G., Anthony R., 2012, "Adiabatic wall temperature evaluation in a high speed turbine". Journal of Heat Transfer. Vol. 134, Issue 9, 091601, pp 1-9. September. DOI: 10.1115/1.4006313. ISSN: 0022-1481.

Pau M., Paniagua G., Delhaye D., de la Loma A., Ginibre P., 2010, "Aerothermal impact of stator-rim purge flow and rotor-platform film cooling on a transonic turbine stage". Journal of Turbomachinery. Vol. 132, No. 2, 021006, pp 1-12. April. DOI: 10.1115/1.3142859. ISSN: 0889-504X.

Paniagua G., Szokol S., Kato H., Manzini G., Varvill R., 2008, "Contra-rotating turbine aero-design for an advanced hypersonic propulsion system". Journal of Propulsion and Power. Vol. 24, No. 6, pp 1269-1277. November-December. DOI: 10.2514/1.35612. ISSN: 0748-4658.