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Dr Siddharth Kulkarni is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer by background specialising in Engineering Design, and Renewable Energy. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, from Birmingham City University, which was affiliated to Rolls-Royce plc. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Engineering Design, at Coventry University.

Prior to joining Coventry University in 2017, Dr Kulkarni was a Product Development Engineer, at Westfield Sports Cars Ltd, where he worked as a Mechanical Engineer for multiple simultaneous projects on design and analysis, and provided Mechanical design leadership in project planning and execution on autonomous vehicle delivery projects.

Before joining Westfield Sports Cars, Dr Kulkarni worked as a Contractor in Aerothermal analysis at Rolls-Royce plc, Derby. During this time, he worked as a KBE Researcher in the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)/Rolls-Royce funded Strategic Investment in Low-carbon Engine Technology 2 (SILOET2) programme conducting Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis and developing correlation for simulation results with the experimental data, to optimise the design of Axial Compressor Blade Designs for Rolls-Royce. Dr Kulkarni has also designed and developed a Design Engineering automated closed loop system for turbine blade design, analysis, and optimisation under the industrial supervision from Rolls-Royce.

Dr Kulkarni is a PRINCE2 registered Practitioner and was solely responsible for performing interior and exterior CFD analysis of Morgan’s LIFECar 2 prototype vehicle. He also has strong experience in Research; Learning and Teaching; and Management and Administration. Dr Kulkarni has authored several journal articles, a book, a book-chapter, and has 6 Patents:- Granted: 2 (AU); Pending: 4 (1 = US, 1, AU, 1 = UK, 1 = India - PCT). He is also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).

Research Interests

  • Engineering Design,
  • Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation (FEA & CFD),
  • Energy Policy, and
  • Wind & Tidal Energy.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Doctorate, Birmingham City University

10 Oct 201124 Mar 2015

BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering, Degree, Birmingham City University

10 Sep 20086 Jul 2011


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