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Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan

Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan

Homerton College Associate Fellow

Cranfield University Research Fellow

Cranfield Defence & Security
Armstrong Laboratories
Defence Academy of the UK

Shrivenham SN6 8LA
Office Phone: +44 1793 785375


Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan is a Research Fellow in the Aeromechanical Systems Group at Cranfield University. He is based at the Armstrong Laboratories, which are located within the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. His research interests are aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and turbomachinery. To address global engineering challenges, he applies a balanced approach among experiment, computation and theory.

He has performed both experimental and computational research on aerodynamics, aeroacoustics and turbomachinery at some of the world’s finest research universities and national laboratories, including NASA Langley Research Center, German Aerospace Center (DLR), GE John F. Welch Technology Center, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, Cranfield University, Technical University of Berlin and Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. As a Policy Adviser, he examined the way different countries fund research and innovation, mapped their approaches and drew out lessons for the UK. He worked on this project as part of developing the evidence base for the Spending Review 2015 at the then Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Government. He was invited to present his work on research and innovation policies at the Global Science and Innovation Forum meeting.

He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cambridge and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He also holds two US patents on gas turbine sealing technology. In recognition of his academic excellence, he has been awarded many prestigious fellowships and scholarships. He has published nearly 20 research articles in leading journals and international conferences. One of his articles was listed in the 10 most read articles of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal during 2015/16. He serves as a reviewer for a number of leading journals. He is a member of several learned societies.

Research Interests

  • Aeroacoustics

  • Aerodynamics

  • Turbomachinery


  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermofluids

  • Thermodynamics and Power Generation


  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Acoustics
  • Flow Instability
  • Installation Effects
  • Aircraft noise
  • Jet and wind turbine noise
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Fluid Mechanics

4th Year Project Deadlines

 May 2017
Each student submits two copies of Final report plus an extra copy of their technical abstract, plus their log book or electronic equivalent to Group Centres by 4pm.


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