Aspi Wadia is presently a Chief Consulting Engineer—Aerodynamics at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio. In his 25-year career at GE Aircraft Engines, he has been the Manager for Turbomachinery Aerodynamics, Engineering Systems Program Leader for large military engines, and played a leadership role in the aerodynamic designs of the F110-GE-132 fan, the LM2500+ and CF6-80C2 high-pressure compressors, and the LM6000 booster. He received certification as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at GE Aviation in 2001. Dr Wadia holds 36 patents and has published over 64 papers in archival journals. He received ASME’s Melville Medal for the best paper in the ASME transactions in 1999 and again in 2009 for his pioneering work on swept fan and compressor blades and for the development of a stability management system for aircraft engines. He received the ASME/IGTI’s Aircraft Engine Technology Award in 2009 for significant contributions to turbomachinery aerodynamics and cooling technology. He is an ASME Fellow and an AIAA Associate Fellow, he has been a Member of the IGTI Turbomachinery Committee since 1983 and the IGTI Aircraft Engine Committee since 1996. After receiving his B.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, Dr Wadia went on to receive his M.S. degree from the Cornell University and his Doctorate degree from the University of Texas.
Biography Updated on 30 March 2011