The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Chandrashekar Sundaresan

Chandrashekar Sundaresan joined the School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech in August 2010 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree from the University of Mumbai in India. He earned his Master's Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2012 and is now pursuing his Master's degree in Supply Chain Engineering from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering. Chandrashekar hails from the city of Mumbai, India and his hobbies include playing guitar, swimming, spotting, and aviation photography. He also holds a Private Pilot Certificate (Single Engine Land) and actively flies with the Yellow Jacket Flying Club.

Office: Weber 320

Email: sundaresan3[at]gatech[dot]edu

Research Interests

Chandrashekar's research interests include:

  • Aerospace Systems Engineering
  • Conceptual and Preliminary Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain
  • Modeling and Simulation


Currently, Chandrashekar is working as a project lead for the Boeing sponsored Grand Challenge titled: Parametric Analysis for Aircraft Manufacturing Technology and Production Flow. The goal of this research is to abstract production planning and scheduling constraints early into the design cycle and to assess the impact of different manufacturing technologies on production flow.

During his first year at ASDL, he was a part of the Manufacturing Influenced Design (MInD) team for his Grand Challenge project taken up under The Boeing Company. The project involved developing a methodology to incorporate detailed manufacturing constraints into conceptual and preliminary design in order to reduce initial investment, risk, and cost. The project involved a complete re-design of the F-86 wing-box structure using composite material.

He also worked for the META-II project for DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) as part of his sponsored research. The project aims at developing model based design methods for complex and heterogeneous systems using hierarchical abstractions and systems engineering techniques. This project will create a new approach for the design and development of air and ground military platforms.

Education and Work Experience

  • B.E., Chemical Engineering, 2010, University of Mumbai, India
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2012, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Supply Chain Engineering, August 2013 (Expected), Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Graduate Intern, Summer 2011, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Wichita, KS


Sundaresan, C., Tang, Z., Ceisel, J., Mavris, D., "A methodology for parametric production planning in preliminary aircraft design", The 28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences (ICAS 2012), Brisbane, Australia, 23-28 September, 2012.