Guillermo Paniagua

G. paniagua Guillermo Paniagua Adjunct Professor in the Aeronautics and Aerospace department, and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

Dr. in Applied Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles, 2002

Diploma Course in Fluid Dynamics, von Karman Inst., 1997 M. Sc. Electro-Mechanical Engineer, Uni. Oviedo, 1996

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  • PhD. (Dr. en Sciences Appliquées) avec la plus grande distinction, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 2002.
  • Pot graduate Diploma Course von Karman Institute, with honors, Sint Genesius Rode, 1997.
  • M. Sc. Electro-Mechanical Engineer, with honors, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingeniería, Gijón, Spain, 1996.


2009-2014 Associate Professor, von Karman Institute – Belgium

2013 – 2015: Adjunct Full Membership to Graduate Faculty, Texas A&M – USA

2012:  Senior Research Associate, Wright Patterson Air Force Lab. – USA

2011: Visiting Professor, Oxford University – UK

2010 – 2015:  Adjunct Full Membership to Graduate Faculty, Wright State Univ. – USA

2009 – present: Associate Professor, von Karman Institute – Belgium

2009: Visiting Professor, Wright State Univ. – USA

2008: Visiting Professor, Escuela Politécnica Superior de Ingenieria, Gijon – Spain

2007 – 2014: Visiting Professor, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia – Spain

2005 – 2009: Assistant Professor, von Karman Institute – Belgium

2002 – 2005: Senior Research Engineer, von Karman Institute – Belgium


  • 2011 – 2nd Place AIAA Undergraduate Team Engine Design Competition (faculty advisor)
  • 2009 - Best Paper Award in Heat Transfer at the ASME Turbo Expo: Paper GT2008- 51308
  • 2008 - EREA Award on a Visionary Aeronautics Project Idea for Revolutionary Research
  • 2006 - Biennial International Award Iwan Åkerman on innovative research on compressors and expansion machines and related technical disciplines
  • Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) in 2013
  • Member of ASME – IGTI committees on “Heat transfer” (since 2010) and “Turbomachinery” (since 2006)
  • Member of the AIAA committees on “High Speed Propulsion” (since 2012) and “Gas Turbine Engine” (since 2008)
  • Member of the Editorial board, Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials (ABN: 68 126 426 917), 2011
  • Overseas advisory member, 13th Int. Symp. on Unsteady Aero-dynamics-Acoustics-elasticity of turbomachines, 2012
  • Member of the technical committee, European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles, 2011
  • Member of the scientific committee, 10th Int. Symp. on Exp. and Comp. Aerothermodynamics, 2009
  • Past member of ASME - IGTI: “Controls, Diagnostics & Instrumentation” 2004-2010



  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Turbomachinery
  • Evaluator of research proposals: EU proposals - FP7-AAT-RTD in 2011, 2012, 2013, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada – Discovery grants, Israel Science Foundation – Individual research grant, Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes, Skolkovo Foundation of the Russian Federation
  • Reviewer for: “Experiments in Fluids”; “Journal of Turbomachinery”; “Journal of Propulsion and Power”; “Journal of Power and Energy”; “Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power”; “Aerospace Engineering”; “Measurement Science and Technology”; “Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science”; “Journal of Quantitative Infra Red Thermography”; “Journal of Mechanical Sciences”; “Aerospace Science and Technology”; “International Journal of Rotating Machinery”, ASME Turbo Expo (since 2005), European Turbomachinery Conference (since 2006), Reviewer of the Joint Propulsion Conference (since 2010), Reviewer of the ASME Mech. Eng. Congress (in 2008) & Summer Heat Transfer (in 2012), Reviewer of the Conference on Modeling Fluid Flow (in 2009)

Organizer and/or chairman of sessions on:

  • TurboExpo chairman (in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) on turbomachinery & heat transfer
  • AIAA-ASME Joint Propulsion Conference session chair (in 2010, 2011, 2012) on turbines & heat transfer
  • International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference (2012) on transition
  • International Symposium on Air-Breathing Engines (in 2007, 2011, 2013) on turbines & high speed propulsion
  • International Symposium on Experimental and Computational Aerothermodynamics (in 2011) on unsteadiness
  • European Symposium on Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicle (in 2011) on radiation
  • Symposium on Integrating CFD and Experiments Aerodynamics (in 2009) on turbines & high speed propulsion
  • Rapporteur EUCASS (in 2009) on air-breathing propulsion
  • Symposium on Measurement Techniques (in 2006) on novel probes
  • Review organizer for the “European Turbomachinery Conference” (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Symposium on measurement techniques (40 participants): in 2012 (Valencia, Spain); in 2008 (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Co-organizer of the 47th Joint Propulsion Conference, San Diego, August 2011 (more than 800 participants)
  • Co-organizer 4th Symposium on Integrating CFD and Exp. Aerodynamics, Brussels, Sept. 2009 (30 participants)



    • Flow in Turbomachines: Cycles and components (1.3 ECTS)
    • Flow in Turbomachines: Advanced course on turbines (0.6 ECTS)
    • Data Acquisition and Processing (1.2 ECTS)
    • Turbomachinery laboratory sessions (3 ECTS)


  • Motores a reaccion y turbinas de gas at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia(6 ECTS)
  • Turbomáquinas Térmicas y Aeroacústica (3.5 ECTS)


  • Presentations to turbine manufacturers: Aerodisa – Spain, Siemens – UK, Atlas Copco – Belgium, Snecma – France, ITP – Spain, GE – USA, Turbomeca – France,
  • Presentations at Universities: Oviedo - Spain, Valencia - Spain, Bari - Italy, Cambridge – UK, Cartagena – Spain, Notre-Dame – USA, Dresden – Germany, AFRL – USA, Oxford – UK, Florence – Italy, Barcelona – Spain, Leuven – Belgium, Wright State – USA, West Virginia – USA
  • ASME Turbine blade tip training course, September 2013, Hamburg (Germany)
  • ASME Course on Turbines, in June 2011, in June 2012, in June 2013



  • Flow control of high speed flows – shock waves
  • Compact high speed turbomachinery: Design, analysis, cavity and tip flows
  • High speed propulsion: Novel cycle development, intakes, boundary layer transition
  • Development of measurement techniques and data processing
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