Dr Chaitanya Paruchuri is a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow and a lecturer in the ISVR at the University of Southampton. He is currently member of Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise undertaking research into aerofoil noise, UAV/Drone noise and duct acoustics. His latest 7 inventions on aerofoil noise have been patented. He received the prestigious 5 years Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship on Tip leakage noise in ducted fans. He worked as Assistant Editor for the Journal of Sound and Vibration from 2019-2022. My contribution to teaching and research was recognised by the Vice-chancellor and Dean award whose citation is as follows:
Vice-chancellor award 2020:
“He has mentored colleagues on fellowship writing, is the ISVR Infrastructure Manager and been instrumental in re-opening laboratories. Chaitanya has demonstrated his ability in the various aspects of academic life, with achievements in teaching, publications and proposal submission, while only receiving his PhD three years ago”
Dean award (early career category) 2022:
The nomination says: “Even though his teaching duties are expected to be limited, he has given a very significant contribution to education above and beyond expectations”; “Chaitanya is the rising star for this University and his contribution on both research and teaching is invaluable”
- Duct acoustics
My general research interests are in the area of aeroacoustics, with a particular interest in fan noise, duct acoustics and noise control. My role in the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre (UTC) involves developing research strategy for Rolls-Royce and solving noise problems related to fan broadband noise and propeller noise.
My research team and I have started to identify new propeller configurations for use in the next generation of Urban mobility transport systems. These new designs should be significantly quieter than current designs. By adopting a fundamental approach to this problem, in which the dominant noise sources on these propeller configurations are identified and characterised, fundamental insights are being obtained that will lead to new and novel propeller low-noise design concepts.
My research over the last few years has led to a number of completely new and innovative low noise concepts for reducing noise on propellers and aerofoils, which have led a number of patents filed on our behalf of Rolls-Royce and university.
Current PhD Students
I got my degree in Mechanical engineering by degree and my teaching is more focussed towards general Thermofluids. I deliver the following modules:
- SESM2017 Thermodynamics, Module instructor (70% of the teaching load) – 2019-present
- FEEG2003 Fluid Mechanics, Harbin
- FEEG1003 Thermofluids, Tutor, 2019-2021
- FEEG2003 Fluid Mechanics, Tutor, 2021-22
I currently supervise numerous IP projects (FEEG3003), MSc research projects (FEEG6012) and a GDP project (FEEG6013) comprising 6 students. On average, I supervise 4-5 IP, 2-3 MSc and 1 GDP projects every year. Some of the projects have been very successful with few of IP and MSc students presenting their work in AIAA conferences, one of the best conferences in aeroacoustics. I am pleased to say that the majority of the students I have supervised have been motivated to pursue engineering careers.
Dec 2019 - Present: Royal Academy of Engineering research fellow and lecturer
Nov 2017 - Nov 2019 - Research fellow, University of Southampton, UK.
Nov 2013 - Oct 2017 - Ph.D. student, University of Southampton, UK.
Oct 2011 - Aug 2013 - Engineer, General Electric, India.
Oct 2010 - Sep 2011 - Consultant and project assistant at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
2008 - 2010: Masters in Science in Technical acoustics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
2004 - 2008: Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, India.
- Royal Academy of Engineering Research fellowship (2019)