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CUED Division A

Energy, Fluids and Turbomachinery


Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan is Research Fellow at Cranfield University. He is now based at the Defence Academy of the UK. He performs research on aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and turbomachinery for aerospace, energy and defence applications. To address global engineering challenges, he applies a balanced approach among experiment, computation and theory.

Prior to joining Cranfield University, he has performed research at the NASA Langley Research Center, German Aerospace Center, GE John F. Welch Technology Center, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Technical University of Berlin and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He was seconded to the UK Government to work on a project as part of developing the evidence base for the 2015 Spending Review. He was invited to present his work at the Global Science and Innovation Forum.

He earned a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He holds two US patents on gas turbine sealing technology. In recognition of his academic excellence, he has been awarded several prestigious fellowships and scholarships. He has published nearly 20 research articles in leading journals and international conferences. One of his research papers was listed in the 10 most read articles of the AIAA Journal. He is a reviewer for top journals and a senior member of learned societies. He also holds honorary academic positions at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol.


  • Aeroacoustics

  • Aerodynamics

  • Turbomachinery

Teaching and Supervisions

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermofluids

  • Thermodynamics and Power Generation
Homerton College Associate Fellow
Cranfield University Research Fellow

Contact Details

Cranfield Defence & Security
Armstrong Laboratories
Defence Academy of the UK
+44 1793 785375
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
Computational Fluid Dynamics
Heat Transfer
Flow Instability
Installation Effects
Aircraft noise
Jet and wind turbine noise
Laser diagnostics
Fluid Mechanics