Aditya Kumar

PhD, Chemical Engineering (University of Minnesota) BS, Chemical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur)

Aditya Kumar got his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur, in 1991 and a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota in 1997  in Chemical Engineering with a specialization in nonlinear model-based controls. The PhD research resulted in a research monograph "Control of Nonlinear Differential-Algebraic Equation Systems".

He started his career at GE Research in 1999 as a senior control system engineer, progressing to a Lab Manager and currently is a Sr. Principal Engineer in Controls & Optimization. Through his career, he has worked on and led multiple programs for modeling & estimation, advanced controls and optimization for multiple GE businesses including Appliances, Plastics, Water, Power and Aviation. Some key programs include modeling & controls for IGCC, multivariable controls for F136 engine and refinery desalter dynamic modeling. Currently, he's leading the effort on Dispatch Optimizer, a digital product for the GE Power business delivering new value for gas power plant customers and GE. He has received multiple GRC awards including the Dushman Technology Excellence award, Physical & Digital integration award and Technology achievement awards. 

Really enjoy working with excellent multi-disciplinary team on problems across a wide range of GE products where broad domain knowledge coupled with deep expertise and passion results in real impact on GE's products and services. The diversity of problems is a constant source of excitement. Opportunity to develop cutting-edge technology, interact with customers and deliver end-to-end solution that impact and change customer operations and drive value for them and GE is the ultimate reward.

  1. 2018
    Dushman Technology Excellence Award
  2. Promoted to Sr. Principal Engineer, Controls & Optimization
  3. 2011
    Promoted to Lab Manager, Real-time Optimization and Controls
  4. Joined GE Research as Senior Controls Engineer

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