Rosic, Professor Budimir


Budimir Rosic

Associate Professor of Engineering Science
Tutorial Fellow


Academic background

Before joining Oxford, Prof Rosic was a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) senior research fellow and college lecturer in engineering at Girton College, University of Cambridge.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, where he also worked as a researcher in the turbomachinery and power plants group (faculty of mechanical engineering). During that time he was involved in research and consultancy of steam turbine related problems, and power plant monitoring and performance tests.

He undertook his Ph.D. research at the University of Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory in collaboration with Siemens Power Generation under the supervision of Dr. John Douglas Denton. He investigated, experimentally and numerically, the aerodynamics of low aspect ratio turbines and leakage flows, and earned his Ph.D. in 2005.

Prof Rosic has been an ASME member since 2002 and has served on IGTI’s Turbomachinery Committee since 2004. He was a recipient of ASME’s 2006 Gas Turbine Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to the literature of combustion gas turbines or gas turbines thermally combined with nuclear or steam power plants.


Research areas

  • Cooling technology
  • Gas turbines
  • Aerodynamic performance
  • Tip Leakage

(as part of the Osney Thermofluids Laboratory):

  • Rolls Royce
  • Alstom
  • Siemens
  • QinetiQ
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI)


Pilkington, Andrew & Rosic, Budimir & Tanimoto, Koichi & Horie, Shigenari. (2019). Prediction of natural convection heat transfer in gas turbines. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. DOI: 141. 233-244. 10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.06.074.

Pilkington, Andrew & Rosic, Budimir & Horie, Shigenari. (2018). Methods for Controlling Gas Turbine Casing Flows During Engine Shutdown. International Journal of Turbomachinery, Propulsion and Power. DOI: 3. 17. 10.3390/ijtpp3020017.

Aslanidou, Ioanna & Rosic, Budimir. (2018). Effect of the Combustor Wall on the Aerothermal Field of a Nozzle Guide Vane. Journal of Turbomachinery. DOI: 140. 10.1115/1.4038907.