Dr. Jeff Defoe

Dr. Jeff DefoeAssociate​ Professor
519-253-3000 ext. 5961
Office: 2172 CEI


  • PhD, Air-Breathing Propulsion, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011
  • MASc, Mechanical Engineer,g University of Windsor, 2007
  • BASc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Windsor, 2005

Research Interests

  • Development & implementation of simplified models of fans & compressors for use in numerical simulations
  • Assessment of the impact of non-uniform flows on the aerodynamic & acoustic performance of turbomachines
  • Use of combined numerical & experimental approaches to gain insight into key physical mechanisms governing turbomachine & general fluid flow behavior

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Selected Publications

  • Defoe J, Hall D. (2016). Fan Performance Scaling With Inlet Distortions. ASME Turbo Expo 2016: Turbomachinery Technical Conference and Exposition. ASME Turbo Expo 2016, Seoul, South Korea, 2016/6
  • Patel K, Novak C, Defoe J. (2016). A Novel Numerical Approach for Generation and Propagation of Rotor-Stator Interaction Noise. Proceedings of the 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 2016/5
  • Lettieri C, Defoe J, Spakovszky Z. (2015). An Investigation of Non-Linear Flow Oscillations in a High-Pressure Centrifugal Pump. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery. 137
  • Defoe J, Spakovszky Z. (2013). Shock Propagation and MPT Noise From a Transonic Rotor in Non-Uniform Flow. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery. 135
  • Defoe J, Spakovszky Z. (2013). Effects of Boundary Layer Ingestion on the Aero-Acoustics of Transonic Fan Rotors. ASME Journal of Turbomachinery. 135