Dr Siva Marimuthu

Senior Lecturer

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

Dr. Siva Marimuthu obtained his aeronautical engineering related academic & research experiences from India, Malaysia & UAE. His main area of interest is the implementation of biomimetic surface patterns to solve problems in the fluid regime.

I am currently working as a Senior Lecturer in Aeronautical Engineering within the School of Digital, Technologies and Arts. Previously, I was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Aircraft Maintenance at Nilai University in Malaysia. I have also worked as an Assistant Professor at various educational institutions in India. I obtained my research experience from a renowned organization in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

My educational and research background is in Aeronautical Engineering. Have published various research papers in reputed journals. I have passed many B1 modules in European Aviation Safety Agency. Have taught several aeronautical modules such as aerodynamics, aircraft design, aircraft structures, computational fluid dynamics, solid mechanics, aerospace technology, and engine operation, to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I have organized numerous remarkable events such as the International Conference on Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation, National Level Bottle Rocket Competition (recognized by India Book of Records), Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Aerospace, Technical Symposiums and Guest Lectures.

I have developed a new programme called Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft) with Honours, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Have delivered many guest lectures and invited talks to several educational institutions. I was honoured with the Indian Faculty Leader award in 2018 for my contribution to the aeronautical community and the Kajal Mallick Memorial award in 2021 for my research publication.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Member Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Engineering Technologist, Malaysia Board of Technologists
  • Faculty Member, Institute of Aeronautics, Astronautics and Aviation
  • Graduate Member, Universal Association of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers
  • Member, International Association of Engineers

Academic qualifications

PhD in Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

MEng in Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India

BEng in Aeronautical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India


  • Computational aerodynamics (Fluent and Solidworks)
  • Experimental aerodynamics (Wind tunnel)

Research interests

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft Design
  • Biomimetics
  • Composites
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics


Selected Recent Grants:

STARS research fund for the (Computational Aerodynamic Novel Design Inspired by Dogfish) CANDID project, 2022



  • Aerodynamics
  • Individual projects


  • Advanced aeronautical systems
  • Individual projects


Selected Recent Publications:

Siva Marimuthu, Manikandan Natarajan, R.Ramesh and Rajadurai Murugesan, ‘Hollow three-dimensional model for fuel reduction in aviation industry’, International Journal on Interactive Design and Manufacturing, 2022.


Siva Marimuthu, Samer Al-Rabeei and Hithim Ahmed Boha, ‘Three-Dimensional Analysis of Biomimetic Aerofoil in Transonic Flow’, Biomimetics, Vol.7, Issue 1, 2022.


Siva Marimuthu and Dhavamani Chinnathambi, ‘Computational Analysis to Enhance the Compressible Flow Over an Aerofoil surface’, Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 93, Issue 5, pp. 925-934, 2021.


Siva Marimuthu and Dhavamani Chinnathambi, 'Computational Analysis of Biomimetic Butterfly Valve', Bioinspired, Biomimetic and Nanobiomaterials, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp.223-232, 2020.


External profiles

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021