The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Turab Zaidi

Turab Zaidi is PhD candidate currently working in the Propulsion and Energy Division at ASDL. HIs current research work includes the FAA CLEEN Technology Assessment Project with a focus towards propulsion and gas turbine engine cycle modeling. He is originally from New York City, NY but has lived in Atlanta since coming to Georgia Tech in 2004. He is an FAA licensed Aircraft Maintenance Technician and also enjoys team sports including basketball, football, and volleyball.

Research Interests

  • Propulsion Engineering
  • Gas Turbine Engine Modeling
  • Optimization
  • Combustion
  • Chief Engineer 2008-2009 More Electric Aircraft Grand Challenge Team
  • Special Topic Paper written on Low Power Modeling of Gas Turbine engines in NPSS

Education and Work Experience

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2009, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • System Performance Intern, Summer 2009, Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis IN
  • System Performance Intern, Summer 2010, Rolls-Royce, Indianapolis IN

Memberships and Service

  • AIAA Student Member
  • Speaker at AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Orlando FL, January 2009
  • Speaker at European Power Electronics Conference/More Electric Aircraft Forum, Barcelona Spain, September 2009