Simão Rodrigues

Simão Rodrigues

Aerospace Engineer, PhD


I am an aerospace engineer with a PhD from Instituto Superior Técnico on the subject of sensitivity analysis for multi-stage turbomachinery applications using adjoint methods and automatic differentiation. My research interests include aeroacoustic optimization of wind turbines, multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft design, computational and experimental aerodynamics.

I enjoy programming and have experience using Python, Fortran, C/C++, PHP, HTML, CSS, amongst other languages.

  • Multidisciplinary Design Optimization
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Wind Turbine
  • Aircraft Design
  • Aerodynamics
  • Data Analysis / Visualization
  • PhD in Aerospace Engineering, 2019

    Instituto Superior Técnico

  • MSc in Aerospace Engineering, 2012

    Instituto Superior Técnico


Capgemini Engineering
Consultant / Engineer
Oct 2022 – Present Toulouse, France
Postoctoral researcher
Apr 2021 – Sep 2022 Toulouse, France
Participate in project IMOTHEP (
Postoctoral researcher
Instituto Superior Técnico
Apr 2019 – Feb 2020 Lisbon, Portugal

FLEXCRAFT project (

Development of an RPV to demonstrate a new aircraft concept

  • Design/machine/assemble various structural parts
  • Design and perform experiments to study its inertial characteristics
  • Participate in ground vibration tests of RPV
  • Perform numerical simulations to estimate its flight stability
  • Co-manage team of students working on the project

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