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Dr Jerome P Jarrett


Dr Jerome P Jarrett

Dr Jerome P Jarrett

University Senior 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, principally funded over the past decade by EPSRC, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. It covers a range of overlapping and mutually supportive themes:

Aircraft Conceptual Design

Transonic Wing Shock-Control Bump Design

Robust Aerodynamic Design

Multi-Fidelity Turbomachinery Design

Current PhD Students:
Natasha Jones (Transonic Wing Shock-Control Bump Design), Laurence Cook (Robust Aerodynamic Design), Sam Phillips (Aeronautical Multifidelity Design), Daumantas Kavolis (Robust Aerodynamic Design)

Current MEng Students:

Jenny Morris (Arctic UAV Mission Optimisation), Laurence Moscrop (UAV Cooperation for Heavy Lift)

Previous Research Staff:
Dr Timoleon Kipouros (Multi-Fidelity Turbomachinery Design), 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), Craig Bakker (advisee), Pranay Seshadri (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, Secretary of the Maths and Computing Subject Group and Liason Officer for the Royal Aeronautical Society.


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. (2017) 'Adapting Three-Dimensional Shock Control Bumps for Swept Flows'
AIAA Journal 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 DOI: 10.2514/1.J051740


COOK, L.W., JARRETT, J.P., and WILLCOX, K.E., (2017) 'Extending Horsetail Matching for Optimization Under Probabilistic, Interval, and Mixed Uncertainties'
AIAA Journal DOI: 10.2514/1.J056371

COOK, L.W. and JARRETT, J.P. (2017) 'Robust Airfoil Optimization and the Importance of Appropriately Representing Uncertainty'
AIAA Journal DOI: 10.2514/1.J055459

COOK, L.W. and JARRETT, J.P. (2017) 'Horsetail Matching: a Flexible Approach to Optimization under Uncertainty'
Engineering Optimization DOI: 10.1080/0305215X.2017.1327581

GHISU, T., JARRETT, J.P. and PARKS, G.T. (2011) 'Robust Design Optimization of Airfoils with Respect to Ice Accretion'
AIAA Journal of Aircraft 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 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 DOI: 10.1115/1.4030051

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 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 DOI: 10.2514/1.34092

JARRETT, J.P., DAWES, W.N. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2006) 'An Approach to Integrated Multi-disciplinary Turbomachinery Design'
ASME Journal of Turbomachinery DOI: 10.1115/1.2472416