Matthew McGilvray

Matthew McGilvrayDr Matthew McGilvray, BEng, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Engineering Science, Oxford University,
Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3PJ
Tel: +44 (0) 1865 288759
Fax: +44 (0) 1865 288756



Matthew was appointed in to the position of Senior Research Fellow in 2013, and is leading the Osney lab Hypersonics Research Group. He received both his Bachelor of Engineering and PhD at the University of Queensland. In his time there, he was involved in high speed flow research using the expansion tube facilities to investigate scramjet engine design and performance, and spacecraft aerothermodynamics and heat transfer. He was also involved in various rocket based flight programmes, flown out of Woomera Test Facility. In 2009, he joined the Osney lab as a research associate researching engine realistic turbine internal cooling passage performance and particle deposition in turbomachinery. Since becoming an academic in Oxford, he has developed the high speed flow laboratory, in particular, the installation of the High Density Tunnel and the T6 Stalker tunnel.

Outside of the lab, he has general sporting interests of Australian Football, Rowing, Basketball and Triathlon. He has coached both the Mens and Womens 1st University team in basketball, making it to the national premiership.

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