Dr Alex White
Fellow and Director of Studies in Engineering
Telephone: 01223 338265
Alex White is a Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids in the Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is also a Fellow and Director of Studies at Peterhouse.
Alex read Engineering at King's College, Cambridge between 1985 and 1988, and remained at King's for his PhD. After four years of post-doctoral research (in Cambridge, Lyon and Toulouse) he took up a Lectureship at the School of Engineering in Durham. He returned to Cambridge in 2000, where he is now a member of the Energy Group in the Department of Engineering.
Alex's research interests include two-phase flow (especially vapour-droplet flows), the thermodynamics of power generation, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and heat pumps.
His PhD was on condensation in steam turbines and he has since worked on other two-phase flow applications, particularly in the area of wet compression for gas turbine cycles. Aside from some steam-tunnel experiments undertaken for his thesis, his work is mainly theoretical and numerical.
Alex White's departmental home page can be found here.