Contact Dr Devaiah Nalianda

Areas of expertise

  • Energy and the Environment
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Gas Turbines & Propulsion
  • Power Systems & Turbines



PhD (Oct 2009- Oct 2012) - Impact of environmental taxation policies on civil aviation - Techno-economic Environmental Risk Assessment - Cranfield University

MSc (Oct 2008 - Sep 2009)- Thermal Power (Gas Turbine Technology) - Cranfield University (MSc research dissertation on impact of takeoff segment on component damage severity and aircraft performance)

Past experience:

Engineer Officer (Marine gas turbine propulsion) - Indian Navy (Jun 2001 - Jun 2008)

Key responsibilities

  • Operation and maintenance of propulsion and power generation gas turbine power plants on ships.
  • Defect analysis, overhauling and testing of marine gas turbines.

Current activities

Research contribution:

Devaiah’s research is focused on conceptual development and application of Distributed Propulsion systems for civil aircraft.

He is also responsible for the management, development and support of the simulation software for the Centre. These include mathematical models to simulate integrated aircraft and propulsion system performance (HERMES), marine gas turbine application and performance (POSEIDON), Economics model to assess operating costs and effects of future environmental policy and development of the Techno-economic Environmental Risk Assessment (TERA) frameworks for civil aviation.

He is the technical lead for a collaborative project between NASA and CU and has made a substantially contribution to the SGO-ITD research in CLEAN SKY project and other EU Framework Projects.

Teaching and technical contribution:

He lectures on the Performance and Propulsion System Integration module of the MSc in Thermal Power and CPD short course programmes.


Technical project management:

He is the focal point for technical and management activities for the following research projects:

  • NASA Grant for Distributed Propulsion Research (NNX13AI78G).
  • Systems for Green Operations Integrated Technology Demonstrator, Clean Sky, EU FP7 project (Responsible for multi objective optimisation methods, propulsion system models and application).


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