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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: ME G089 & CHAF 121

Phone: +1 765 49-41514


  • 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

Research Area(s)

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)

Ten Select Publications

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.