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Dr Olúwáṣeun Adétifá BSc, MSc, PhD

Research Fellow

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Dr Oluwaseun Adetifa is a Research Fellow in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise within Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Southampton

Oluwaseun Adetifa graduated in 2008 from the University of Ibadan with first-class honours in Mechanical Engineering, and in 2010 from the University of Bath where he obtained an MSc in Automotive Engineering. Oluwaseun joined the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise at the Institute of Sound and Vibrations Research (ISVR) in 2012 and studied for a PhD funded by a Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award. In 2016, Oluwaseun rejoined the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre as a Research Fellow working on research activities mainly focused on the prediction of aircraft engine fan and interaction tones within the ACAPELLA and iFan research projects. Currently, Oluwaseun’s research activities are within the FANTASIA project.

Oluwaseun is currently involved in research activities focused on the prediction of aircraft noise specifically on noise generated by the fan in high and ultra-high bypass-ratio aircraft engines. These research activities include:

Supersonic fan tone (buzz-saw noise) prediction: Modelling of the propagation of shock waves generated in aircraft intake in engine operation conditions where the relative fan speeds are supersonic.

Interaction tone noise prediction: Modelling the interaction of fan wakes interaction with guide vanes and stators, both analytically and using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).


BSc, University of Ibadan, 2008

MSc, University of Bath, 2010

PhD, University of Southampton, 2016

Research interests

Aircraft Fan Noise:

Supersonic Fan tones (‘Buzz-saw’ noise)

Prediction of nonlinear propagation of shocks in the intake ducts of high-bypass ratio aircraft engines.


Interaction tone research for aircraft engines


Investigation of interaction tones in new aircraft engine architectures (CFD)

Internal Combustion Engines, Engineering Design

MPhil/PhD research
Title: Prediction of Supersonic Fan Noise generated by Turbofan Aircraft Engines
Supervisors: A. McAlpine; G. Gabard
Funding: DHPA; RollsRoyce

Research Projects


Interaction tone research for aircraft engines


Prediction of interaction tone levels for aircraft engines

Research group

Rolls-Royce UTC

Affiliate research groups

Acoustics Group, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

Tutoring: Thermofluids (FEEG1003)

Dr Olúwáṣeun Adétifá
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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