Mani Subramanian has joined the QuEST US team on Jan 09, and would be playing a pivotal role in expanding Aero & Fluid Systems (AFS) capabilities with an emphasis on the aerospace, oil & gas and power generation domains.
Mani brings in over 30 years of aerospace and mechanical engineering expertise to QuEST. Some of his key accomplishments were in developing and applying advanced 3-D analytical methods for the design and performance improvements in aircraft gas turbine engines and high-speed propulsion systems. Mani was part of the team that won NASA’s “Turning Goals into Reality” award for his valuable contributions to the application of advanced 3-D unsteady and multi-blade row analytical methodologies for the design and development of next generation propulsion systems.
Prior to joining QuEST, Mani’s served as President of ASE Technologies, Inc., in Cincinnati, Ohio and had been in this position since the company was started in 1993. Prior to this role, Mani worked as a staff engineer at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio on hypersonic programs and turbine aerodynamic technology. Mani also worked as a staff engineer for several years at Textron Lycoming in Stratford, Connecticut (now Honeywell Engine Systems, Phoenix, AZ).
In 1985, Mani spent 1 year at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio as an Industry Visiting Scientist. During this time Mani developed a 3-D CFD code for the design and analysis of gas turbine components. Subramanian worked as a research Assistant Professor at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia for a year and as a graduate research associate at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia for 5 years. Mani also worked as an aerospace engineer in the Aerodynamics Division at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in Trivandrum, India.
Mani holds a Bachelor of Engineering (with honors) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras, India. He obtained his MS and Ph. D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. He has authored and co-authored several technical papers on subjects related to gas turbine engines, propulsion, CFD, turbo machinery flows, hypersonic reacting flows and radiative heat transfer.