- Bio-inspired locomotion
- Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
- Flow diagnostics
Current PhD Students
Design Activity FEEG1001
Dr. Swathi Krishna is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics (AFM) group since August 2021.
Swathi obtained her bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India in 2009, her MSc. in aerospace engineering from TU Delft, Netherlands in 2012, and PhD in mechanics from Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland in 2017. After a brief stint in industry, she worked as a postdoc in University of Rostock, Germany before joining as a lecturer in Southampton.
Swathi’s interests broadly lie in experimental fluid mechanics and aeroacoustics. She uses optical diagnostic techniques to investigate flow phenomena in a wide range of applications. Her research derives inspiration from nature to understand and enhance performance metrics in engineering models.