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Engineering Design Centre

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 Visitors:
Dr Laurence Cook (MIT),

Current PhD Students:
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 PhD Students:
Theo Bell, Jeremy Eastwood, Laurence Cook, Natasha Jones


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., (2018) 'Generalized Information Reuse for Optimization Under Uncertainty with Non-Sample Average Estimators'
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering DOI: 10.1002/nme.5904

COOK, L.W., JARRETT, J.P., and WILLCOX, K.E., (2018) '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. (2018) 'Horsetail Matching: a Flexible Approach to Optimization under Uncertainty'
Engineering Optimization DOI: 10.1080/0305215X.2017.1327581

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

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