Guillermo Paniagua

Guillermo Paniagua

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Professor of Aeronautics & Astronautics (by Courtesy)

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

Office: ZL3 (Zucrow Labs)

Phone: +1 765 49-41514
Other: +1 765 404 7747



  • M.S., Universidad de Oviedo, ‘96
  • Research Master, von Karman Institute, ‘97
  • Ph.D., Universite Libre de Bruxelles, ‘02

Research Interests

  • 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 Recognitions

  • 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)

Selected Publications

Publications available at ResearchGate: