His research varies from modelling of thermofluid processes in different power generation systems, experimental and computational turbomachinery aerodynamics, to heat transfer and cooling in gas turbines for ultra-high inlet temperatures. His group is also working on development of instrumentation for measurements in real engine conditions. He has been working in a close collaboration with major power generation and turbomachinery manufacturing companies.
Dr Rosic is a member of the Osney Thermofluids Laboratory, the group benefits from very significant industrial sponsorship with current grants worth several million pounds. The group comprises two Professors and five University Lecturers. Its research output forms a key part of Rolls-Royce’s research strategy and it has held Rolls-Royce UTC status since 1989. Other significant sponsors include Alstom, Siemens, QinetiQ and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI). In 2010, the Group acquired a major national facility from QinetiQ using support from the University, SEEDA and Rolls-Royce. The Oxford Turbine Research Facility (OTRF) has the capability to measure aerodynamic loss, turbine efficiency and surface heat transfer for a HP turbine under engine representative conditions.