Dr Siva Marimuthu

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

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 developed a new programme called Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering Technology (Aircraft) with Honours, the first of its kind in Malaysia. Have developed many new modules such as aerodynamics (for aeronautical), aircraft propulsion and flight dynamics at Staffordshire University.

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. 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, UK Engineering Council 
  • 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

I supervise PhD students and invite applications for those interested:

  • 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