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Dr Karthik Depuru-Mohan


Karthik Depuru-Mohan

Homerton College Research Fellow

Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Research group: Energy

Telephone: +44 1223 7 66063


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Dr Depuru-Mohan is a Junior Research Fellow of Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. He performs research in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, particularly aeroacoustics and aerodynamics.

As a Policy Adviser (secondment), he worked on a project as part of developing the evidence base for the Spending Review 2015 at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, UK Government. As a Crighton and Ahuja Fellow, he performed research at Aeroacoustics Branch, NASA Langley Research Center, USA. As a DAAD Scholar, he performed research at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and Engineering Acoustics, Technical University of Berlin, Germany. He worked for General Electric Company (GE) as a technologist and gained expertise in gas turbine technology, sealing and cooling systems in particular. During his tenure at GE, he received several accolades including the most prestigious Patent Awards and Excellence Awards. Based on his innovative work on gas turbine technology at GE, two US Patents have been granted and patent applications are under review at European, Japan and China Patent Offices.

He has been awarded several prestigious fellowships and scholarships including Junior Research Fellowship from Homerton College, University of Cambridge; Summer Research Fellowship from the Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University; David Crighton Fellowship from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge; Cambridge International Scholarship from Cambridge Commonwealth, European and International Trust; Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship from St John's College, University of Cambridge and DAAD Scholarship from the Government of Germany.

He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, UK, and an MS from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He holds two US patents on gas turbine technology. He has published several research articles in leading international journals and conferences.