Assoc. Prof. Galina Ilieva is Master engineer and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Varna, Bulgaria. She holds degree “Master after Master” in “Turbomachinery and Propulsion Systems” from von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium). Dr. G. Ilieva holds award “Varna” for successful elaboration of effective methodologies for numerical research of flows and blade design in turbomachinery. She was involved in many EU projects at the Center for Mechanical and Aerospace Science and Technology, Portugal. Currently, prof. G. Ilieva is Director of Institute for Science for Research – TUV, head of Heat Turbomachines Laboratory, as well as leader of several projects with EU financing.
Assoc. prof. G. Ilieva has published more than 35 papers in the area of CFD analysis, biomimetics, innovative propulsion systems, design and air-vehicles and platforms, VET, fluid dynamics, etc. Her research interests are in the area of innovative propulsion systems, fluid mechanics, rotating machinery, air-vehicles, problems and perspectives of education, green energy, etc.