Staff Profile

Dr Murali DAMODARAN, Senior Research Scientist, email:


Academic & Professional Qualifications:
  • PhD (1987) Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA
  • MS (1983) Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University, USA
  • B.Tech(1981) Aeronautical Engineering, (1st Division with Distinction), IIT Kanpur, India
  • Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Inducted in 2002)
  • PEng (Aeronautical), Professional Engineers' Board, Singapore (Inducted in 1997)
Career History:
  • Senior Research Scientist, Temasek Laboratories, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2018- )
  • Senior Lecturer-Educator Track Faculty, Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore (2016-2018)
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering, IIT Gandhinagar, India (2010-2015)
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (1989-2010)
    Concurrently: Singapore-MIT Alliance Faculty Fellow in Computational Engineering Graduate Program (1999-2010); Adjunct Associate Professor A-Star Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore (2006-2010)
  • Research Associate, Applied Aerodynamics, NASA Ames Research Centre, USA (1986-1988)


Research Areas and Interests

  • Aerospace Engineering, Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics and Control, Computational Fluid Dynamics, High Performance Scientific Computing; Design Optimization
  • Current focus: Computational Aero-Mechanics and Aeroelasticity; Open Source Computational Engineering Software Applications

Professional Activities:

  • Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Computational Fluid Dynamics (since 2009)
  • Managing Editor of International Journal of Information Technology - Singapore Computer Society (since 1996)