A.J. (Adam) Head
A.J. (Adam) Head
Adam obtained his undergraduate education from the University of Queensland (UQ Australia) in 2012. A dual major in (Mechanical and Aerospace) engineering and a single major in (Applied mathematics) science was obtained with 1st class honours. He participated in a two year exchange program with the Delft University of Technology. Master coursework was undertaken from various faculties to accommodate the degree titles with an industrial based thesis undertaken at Micro Turbine Technology (MTT b.v. Eindhoven). The thesis involved a close collaboration with the automotive department of TNO. Shortly after graduation Adam relocated to the Netherlands in search for work in the Aerospace sector and proceeded to publish (Co-author Willfried Visser) several European sanctioned reports dealing with Gas Turbine Performance in the setting of the ESPOSA project. At the end of 2013 Adam was successfully appointed as a PhD candidate under the doctoral adviser Piero Colonna.
- Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), The University of Queensland, Australia, 2012.
- Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Aerospace) , The University of Queensland, Australia, 2012.
- 2012-2013, Research Assistant, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands;
- 2010-2013, Gas Turbine Performance Tutor, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands;
- 2011-2012, Research Assistant, Micro Turbine Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands;
- 2009-2012, Mechanics Tutor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia;
Selection of publications:
- Head, Adam Joseph and Visser, W. P. J. (2012). Scaling 3-36KW microturbines. In: , Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2012: GT2012. ASME Turbo Expo 2012: Power for Land, Sea and Air, Copenhagen, Denmark, (609-618). 11-15 June 2012.
Technologies / Methods
- Organic Rankine Cycle Power Systems
- Gas Turbine Performance Analysis
- Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics (NICFD)
- Supersonic de Laval Nozzle design
- Small scale power plant design
2012, The University of Queensland, Deans accreditation for high achievement.
The award is issued to students who usually obtain 1st Class honours.
PhD Candidate, Propulsion and Power
Gasturbines simulation and Applications
Master Mechanical Engineering
Bachelor Aerospace Engineering
Modeling of Process and Energy Systems
- Building Model ships in bottles;
First Experiments and Commissioning of the ORCHID Nozzle Test Section
Fabio Beltrame / Adam J. Head / Carlo De Servi / Matteo Pini / Ferdinand Schrijer / Piero Colonna
Novel Experiments for the Investigation of Non-Ideal Compressible Fluid Dynamics
The ORCHID and First Results of Optical Measurements
Feasibility of particle image velocimetry for low-speed unconventional vapor flows
A. J. Head / P. Colonna / F. Schrijer / M. Gallo / M. Novara
Towards the Validation of a CFD Solver for Non-ideal Compressible Flows
A. J. Head / S. Iyer / C. De Servi / M. Pini
Preliminary design of the orchid
A facility for studying non-ideal compressible fluid dynamics and testing orc expanders
Adam Joseph Head / Carlo De Servi / Emiliano Casati / Matteo Pini / Piero Colonna