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

  • Turbomachinery, turbines
  • Measurement techniques, experimental turbomachinery
  • Air-breathing propulsion

Awards and Recognitions

  • Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Award in Alternative Energy Technology, The Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation and the Swedish Fulbright Commission (2023)
  • Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2022)
  • Purdue University "University Faculty Scholar" 2021-2025
  • Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIAA (2021)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International Gas Turbine Institute Aircraft Engine Technology Award (2021)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Ground Testing Award (2021)
  • Patented invention of the year for Safran Aircraft Engines (winner out of 400 patents, 2016)
  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME (2015)
  • Window on Science Program, Air Force Office of Scientific Research (2010)
  • Best Paper Award in Heat Transfer at the ASME Turbo Expo (2009)
  • EREA Award on Visionary Aeronautics Project Idea for Revolutionary Research (2008)
  • The Biennial International Award Iwan Akerman on innovative research on expansion machines and related technical disciplines, by the Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Vlaanderen (FWO) and the Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS) (2006)

Selected Publications

Publications available at ResearchGate and Google Scholar