Jordan Fuentes-Holden

Aura Centre for Doctoral Training

Work with industry, drive innovation, develop a sustainable future.

Cohort 3 Student

Jordan Fuentes-Holden


I graduated with a master’s in mechanical engineering in 2018 at the University of Hull. Final year project involved designing, manufacturing, and testing a microfluidic device capable of detoxifying organic waste using photocatalytic oxidation. After university, I spent 3 years working for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions a company that specialises in polymer solutions. The site I was based at focused on the aerospace market. My role at Trelleborg was working as a Materials engineer, this role had many responsibilities, mainly ensuring that the materials utilised for the products conformed to the specification set out either by Trelleborg or the customer (Airbus, Boeing, Safran etc…) The most exciting part of my previous role was developing materials that could enhance our products. The main materials we used were elastomers, composites, and textiles.

Research Interests:

I am interested in improving the blades of the wind turbine. I would like to develop new novel materials that can enhance the performance of the current generation of materials being used. Furthermore, I would like to develop a material that is easy and safe to manufacture, recyclable and affordable.  

Why you applied for the Aura CDT:

I applied for the Aura CDT because I want to help towards the technological development of the wind energy industry. Amongst all other renewable technologies, I believe it is best solution we currently have and since we are in a climate crisis, I want to do all I can to help.

My research: Development of a novel active wind farm control method by using a smart wind-turbine equipped with morphing blade technology

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