David Gillespie

MA, DPhil Oxf
Rolls-Royce Fellow and Tutor in Engineering Science
Associate Professor in Engineering Science


I give college tutorials on thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and sometimes also on mathematics. I am a Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Science where my teaching is more narrowly focused in Mechanical Engineering.

About me

I attended Jesus College Oxford as an undergraduate and, following a short period in the chemical industry, as a graduate obtaining my doctorate in 1996.  I have been the Rolls-Royce Fellow in Engineering Science since 2003.


Based at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Partnership in Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics, my research interests include: improving the efficiency of internal cooling systems for gas turbine blading; air-seals for high speed, high temperature rotating machinery; computational fluid dynamics for heat transfer applications.

Graduate Supervision