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Dr Jerome P Jarrett


Dr Jerome P Jarrett

Dr Jerome P Jarrett

University Lecturer in Aeronautics

Research group: Aeronautical Design Group
Telephone: +44 1223 766385 / 332552

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  • MA, University of Cambridge, 2000
  • MEng, University of Cambridge, 1997
  • PhD, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • MRAeS, 2005


Jerome's research is in Aeronautical Design. It covers a range of overlapping and mutually supportive themes:

Transonic Wing Shock-Control Bump Design (2010 onwards)

Robust Aerodynamic Design (2008 onwards)

Multi-Fidelity Compression System Design (2005 onwards)

Integrated Turbomachinery Design (1997-2009)

Current Research Staff:
Dr Timoleon Kipouros (Multi-Fidelity Compression System Design)

Current Research Students:
Natasha Jones (Transonic Wing Shock-Control Bump Design), Laurence Cook (Robust Aerodynamic Design), Craig Bakker (advisee), Pranay Seshadri (advisee)

Previous Research Staff:
Dr Tiziano Ghisu (now at the University of Cagliari), Dr Jeremy Eastwood (now at DroneDeploy)

Previous Research Students:
Theo Bell, Windo Hutabarat (advisee), Tiziano Ghisu (advisee), David Wyatt (advisee), Deepak Santhanakrishnan (advisee), Beckett Zhou (jointly with Karen Willcox), Jeremy Eastwood, Simon Colliss (advisee)


2nd Year: Linear Algebra in Paper 7 - Mathematical Methods

3rd Year: Two-Dimensional Compressible Flow in Module 3A3 - Fluid Mechanics II

3rd Year: Light Aircraft Design Project GC2

4th Year:  Transonic Aerodynamics in Module 4A7 - Aerodynamics


Jerome oversees the James Dyson Foundation Undergraduate Bursary scheme.


Jerome is a member of the Faculty Board of Engineering and is the Secretary of the Maths and Computing Subject Group.


Jerome is a Fellow of Trinity Hall where he is Director of Studies in Part I Engineering and supervises first-year Mechanics and Structures.

Selected Publications


JONES, N.R., EASTWOOD, J.P. and JARRETT, J.P. (2016) 'Adapting Three-Dimensional Shock Control Bumps for Swept Flows'
AIAA Journal, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 861-873 DOI: 10.2514/1.J055169

EASTWOOD, J.P. and JARRETT, J.P. (2012) 'Toward Designing With 3D Bumps for Lift/Drag Improvement and Buffet Alleviation'
AIAA Journal, Vol. 50, No. 12, pp. 2882-2898 DOI: 10.2514/1.J051740


COOK, L.W., JARRETT, J.P., and WILLCOX, K.E., (2017) 'Horsetail Matching for Optimization Under Probabilistic, Interval and Mixed Uncertainties'
AIAA-2017-0590 DOI: 10.2514/6.2017-0590 PREPRINT

SESHADRI, P., PARKS, G.T., JARRETT, J.P., and SHAHPAR, S., (2013) 'Towards Robust Design of Axial Compressors with Uncertainty Quantification'
AIAA-2013-1815 DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-1815

GHISU, T., JARRETT, J.P. and PARKS, G.T. (2011) 'Robust Design Optimization of Airfoils with Respect to Ice Accretion'
AIAA Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 287-304 DOI: 10.2514/1.C031100

GHISU, T., PARKS, G.T., JARRETT, J.P. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2010) 'Adaptive Polynomial Chaos for Gas Turbine Compression Systems Performance Analysis'
AIAA Journal, Vol.48, No. 6, pp. 1156-1170 DOI: 10.2514/1.J050012


JARRETT, J.P. and GHISU, T. (2015) 'Balancing Configuration and Refinement in the Design of Two-Spool Multistage Compression Systems'
ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 137, No. 9 DOI: 10.1115/1.4030051

EASTWOOD, J.P., GHISU, T. and JARRETT, J.P. (2013) 'Tailored Seeding Geometries for the Multi-Fidelity Design of Compression Systems'
AIAA-2013-1600 DOI: 10.2514/6.2013-1600

JARRETT, J.P. and GHISU, T. (2012) 'An Approach to Multi-Fidelity Optimization of Aeroengine Compression Systems'
AIAA-2012-5634 DOI: 10.2514/6.2012-5634

JARRETT, J. P., (2006) "Multi-Fidelity Gradient-Based Optimization in Turbomachinery Aerodynamic Design'
AIAA-2006-1907 DOI: 10.2514/6.2006-1907


JARRETT, J.P., GHISU, T. and PARKS, G.T. (2009) 'On the Coupling of Designer Experience and Modularity in the Aerothermal Design of Turbomachinery'
ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 131, No. 3 DOI: 10.1115/1.2992513

BELL, T.A., JARRETT, J.P. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2008) 'Exploring the Effects of Removing Process-Intrinsic Constraints on Gas Turbine Design'
AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 751-762 DOI: 10.2514/1.34092

JARRETT, J.P., DAWES, W.N. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2007) 'An Approach to Integrated Multi-disciplinary Turbomachinery Design'
ASME Journal of Turbomachinery, Vol. 129, No. 3, pp. 488-494 DOI: 10.1115/1.2472416

JARRETT, J.P. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2002) 'The Surge-Stagnate Model for Complex Design'
Journal of Engineering Design, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 189-196 DOI: 10.1080/09544820110108881