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Engineering Design Centre


University Associate Professor in Aeronautics

Research group: Aeronautical Design
Telephone: +44 1223 766385 / 332552
Email: jpj1001


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


Jerome's research is in Aeronautical Design and Optimisation, particularly under Uncertainty. Its pricipal funders are EPSRC, Boeing and Rolls-Royce. It covers a range of overlapping and mutually supportive themes:

  • Hybrid and Solar Electric Aircraft Conceptual Design
  • Transonic Wing Shock-Control Bump Design
  • Robust Aerodynamic Design Methods
  • Multi-Fidelity Turbomachinery Design

Academic Collaborations:
Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory (MIT), British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge), Institute for Computational & Mathematical Engineering (Stanford), Scott Polar Research Institute (Cambridge)

Industrial Collaborations:
Boeing Phantom Works, Rolls-Royce, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Current Visitors:
Dr Laurence Cook (MIT)

Current PhD Students:

Sam Phillips (Aeronautical Multifidelity Design), Daumantas Kavolis (Robust Aerodynamic Design), Fergus Flanagan (Hybrid Electric Aircraft Design)

Current MEng Students:
Finn Baseley (Antarctic UAV Ice Detection and Mitigation), John Perry (Future Green Supersonic Commercial Flight)

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 the Department's 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


COOK, L.W., A.A. MISHRA, JARRETT, J.P. WILLCOX, K.E. and IACCARINO, G. (2019) 'Optimization Under Turbulence Model Uncertainty for Aerospace Design' Physics of Fluids DOI: 10.1063/1.5118785

COOK, L.W. and JARRETT, J.P. (2018) 'Optimization Using Multiple Dominance Criteria for Aerospace Design Under Uncertainty' AIAA Journal DOI: 10.2514/1.J056951

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



COOK, L.W., WILLCOX, K.E. and JARRETT, J.P. (2020) 'Design Optimization Using Multiple Dominance Relations'
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering DOI: 10.1002/nme.6316

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



JONES, N.R. and JARRETT, J.P. (2018) 'Designing a Shock Control Bump Array for a Transonic Wing–Body Model'
AIAA Journal DOI: 10.2514/1.J056725

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



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

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., 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

Takes PhD students
Available for consultancy