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Lidia Caros-Roca

Imperial College London

Lidia Caros Roca is pursuing a Ph.D. at Imperial College London in optimization of airfoils for Martian rotorcraft. Her research involves analyzing the flow physics around unconventional Martian airfoils using a high-order CFD framework called PyFR, and employing advanced optimization techniques to reduce the overall optimization cost. Prior to her Ph.D., Lidia pursued a master’s degree in advanced computational methods for aeronautics at Imperial College London, and a bachelor’s degree in aerospace vehicle engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. After completing her Ph.D., Lidia plans to continue to contribute to the future exploration of Mars through helicopter aerodynamic design. In her free time, she enjoys running, painting and scuba diving.

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