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Pranay Seshadri

PhD Research Student

  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland (2009-2011)
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland (2005-2009)

Pranay Seshadri is a PhD student in the Computational Design Group under Geoffrey Parks. His work focuses on developing algorithms for uncertainty quantification and optimization and applying them to complex turbomachinery design problems. His interests range from algorithm development, CFD to compressor and turbine aerodynamics. 

Pranay is a visiting PhD student at Stanford University in the Center for Turbulence Research, under Gianluca Iaccarino and Paul Constantine. He has also spent considerable time working in Derby with Rolls-Royce plc, within the CFD Methods Group, under Shahrokh Shahpar. His project is funded by EPSRC (UK) and Rolls-Royce plc. 

Research Groups

Selected Publications


Seshadri, P., Constantine, P.G., Iaccarino, G.,Parks, G.T., Aggressive Design: A Density Matching Approach for Optimization Under Uncertainty, To be submitted. CMAME, 2014

Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Shahpar, S., Leakage Uncertainties for Compressors: The Case of Rotor 37, Accepted. AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 2014. 

Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., Understanding Micro Air Vehicle Flapping-Wing Aerodynamics Using Force and Flowfield Measurements, Journal of Aircraft, 50(4), 2013, pp. 1070-108.

Seshadri, P., Benedict, M., Chopra, I., A Novel Mechanism for Emulating Insect Wing Kinematics, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 7, 2012.


Seshadri, P., Shahpar, S., Parks, G.T., Robust Design of Compressors for De-sensitizing Operational Tip Clearance Variations, ASME Turbo Expo 2014. 

Seshadri, P., Constantine, P., Iaccarino, G., Aggressive Design Under Uncertainty, AIAA SciTech 2014, January 13-17, National Harbor, Maryland, 2014

Lattarulo, V., Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Optimization of a Supersonic Airfoil Using the Multi-Objective Alliance Algorithm, GECCO '13: Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference, July 6 - 10, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2013

Seshadri, P., Parks, G.T., Jarrett, J.P., Shahpar, S., Towards Robust Design of Axial Compressors with Uncertainty Quantification, AIAA Sturctural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 8-11, Boston, MA, 2013 

Seshadri, P., Constantine, P.G., Gonnet, P., Parks, G.T., Shahpar, S., Stable Multivariate Rational Interpolation for Parameter-dependent Aerospace Systems, AIAA Sturctural Dynamics and Materials Conference, April 8-11, Boston, MA, 2013


Full Publications List

Contact Information

The University of Cambridge,
Department of Engineering,
Trumpington Street,

Phone: +44 1223 748571

Fax: +44 1223 332662

Email: ps583@eng.cam.ac.uk