Dr Marinos Manolesos
Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602377
Room: Academic Office - A_122
First Floor
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Dr Manolesos is a Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Engineering and he is the Swansea University Wind Tunnel manager. His research interests include separated flows and separation control, drag reduction and flatback airfoils, wind turbine aerodynamics and aeroelasticity, aeroacoustics and atmospheric boundary layer flows. He likes to use both experimental and numerical tools in a complementary manner, combining the strengths of the two approaches. Before he started his academic career, he worked as aerodynamicist for Formula 1 teams (Red Bull Racing and Renault Formula 1 Team).

Areas of Expertise

  • Experimental Aerodynamics
  • Wind Turbine Aerodynamics
  • Flow Control
  • 3D Flow Separation
  • Wind Energy
  • Building Aerodynamics


  1. & Revisiting the assumptions and implementation details of the BAY model for vortex generator flows. Renewable Energy 146, 1249-1261.
  2. & (2018). On the Application of the Bay Model for Vortex Generator Flows. Presented at ASME Proceedings: Wind Energy,, V009T48A002 Oslo, Norway: ASME Turbo Expo 2018: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. doi:10.1115/GT2018-75217
  3. & Experimental investigation of the atmospheric boundary layer flow past a building model with openings. Building and Environment 141, 166-181.
  4. & Experimental Study of Drag-Reduction Devices on a Flatback Airfoil. AIAA Journal 54(11), 3382-3396.
  5. & Experimental investigation of the flow past passive vortex generators on an airfoil experiencing three-dimensional separation. Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 142, 130-148.

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  • EG-160 Fluid Mechanics 1

    The module provides an introduction to the methods that can be employed by engineers for the analysis of basic problems involving stationary and flowing fluids.

  • EG-293 Aerodynamics

    This module aims to extend the previous Fluid Mechanics module from Level 1 and develops the student's understanding of the fundamental equations governing aerodynamics and their application to aeronautical systems. The systems will apply the theory to problem solving in the field of aerodynamics.


  • Development of active and passive gust load reduction system considering non-linearity and uncertainty in the models (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Marinos Manolesos
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Ben Evans
    Other supervisor: Dr Marinos Manolesos