Mr Abel Arredondo Galeana

Research Associate/Postgraduate



+44(0)131 6508689


3.097 Faraday Building

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Research Institute: 

  • Energy Systems

Research Theme: 

  • Naval Architecture
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
Mr Abel Arredondo
Mr Abel Arredondo


Abel was awarded a master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Systems in the University of Edinburgh, UK in 2014, with his thesis titled "On the progress on the design of a self-damping Flettner rotor". He previously worked several years as a wireline field engineer in Schlumberger and got his BSc in Mechatronics engineering in Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico with a semester abroad in Hochschule Furtwangen University, Germany. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship by Conacyt (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) to start a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ignazio Maria Viola.

His PhD project aims to detect experimentally the leading edge vortex (LEV) in a spinnaker and ways to alter the behaviour of the LEV. The fields of application of this research include yacht racing and novel wing/blade designs. 

Abel will be attending the course: Introduction to Measurement Techniques at the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics in October 2016. He has obtained a travel grant by the APS-DFD External Affairs Committee to present his work at the 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, in November 2016, where you can find his abstract. Abel has presented his work at the 29th Scottish Fluid Mechanics Meeting 2016 , XIV Symposium of Mexican Students and Studies 2016.  and the UK Fluids Conference 2016. He has previously presented at the Engineering School Research Conference for Second Year PhD Students in University of Edinburgh 2016 and at the Department of Hydrodynamic Systems in the Technical and Business University in Budapest 2016. He is also part of the Consulting Team for the career of Mechatronic Engineers in Tecnologico de Monterrey, campus Cuernavaca, Mexico.

If you'd like to have a look at Abel's research, this is a link to a youtube video where he presents his work in the IES Seminar, University of Edinburgh.

You can also find Abel's most recent publications in Edinburgh Research ExplorerGoogle Scholar or ResearchGate 







Research Interests: 

  • Fluid dynamics
  • Particle Image Velocimetry
  • Mechatronics
  • Complex potential flow
  • Vortex detection
  • Pressure derivation from PIV