Menelaus Medal 2023: Professor Aimee Morgans

Professor Aimee Morgans receives the Menelaus Medal for her work on the instabilities that threaten the structure of gas turbine aero-engines.

Aimee Morgans is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering department at Imperial College London. Her research is on sound, flames and aerodynamics, with the aim of making energy generation and transport more environmentally friendly. She obtained MEng and PhD degrees in Engineering at Cambridge University, before joining Imperial College London in 2007.

In 2017 she became the first woman professor in Imperial’s Mechanical Engineering department. She has been a recipient of a RAEng/EPSRC Research Fellowship and two large European Research Council grants. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2021.

“I am delighted with the award of the Menelaus medal, which recognises the work of my research group in developing openly available software for predicting thermoacoustic instability, a key barrier to low emissions gas turbines and stable rocket engines.”

Professor Aimee Morgans