Leishman, J. Gordon

J. Gordon Leishman

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering

A. James Clark School of Engineering


Statement of energy interests and expertise: 

Wind Turbine Aerodynamics

Research in experimental and theoretical aerodynamics and aeroacoustics, with a specialty in helicopter and wind tunnel aerodynamics.

Dr. Leishman is an internationally recognized specialist in rotorcraft aerodynamics whose work has spanned the gamut of experimental, theoretical, and numerical approaches. Formally an aerodynamicist for Westland Helicopters, Dr. Leishman has authored over 250 papers on rotorcraft aerodynamics and topics in fluid mechanics. Dr. Leishman is the author of two books, including Principles of Helicopter Aerodynamics, first published in 2000 by Cambridge University Press and adopted as a course text for many colleges and universities worldwide. Dr. Leishman has been a recipient of the Cheeseman Award (2002), the Pilcher Lectureship (2002), and the Cierva Memorial Lectureship (2006). He has also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. Dr. Leishman is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Technical Fellow of the American Helicopter Society.