Deepak Trivedi is a mechanical engineer at the Mechanics and Design group at GE Research. With the Robotics team, he is exploring the application of soft robotics and adjacent technologies for in-situ inspection, repair and performance augmentation of turbomachinery. He is also currently working on design and development of advanced film riding seals for turbomachinery, including for supercritical carbon dioxide based power cycles.
In his previous work, Deepak led seals technology development spanning a range of industries from aircraft engines, steam and gas turbines, to subsea blowout preventers (BOPs.) He led the development and implementation of company-wide technology roadmap for life prediction of high pressure high temperature (HPHT) elastomers. He also led design and commissioning of test rigs of various scales and complexities for validating turbomachinery sealing technologies under extreme gas-path conditions. Deepak’s work in these areas has led to over 30 patent applications and five granted patents.
Deepak joined GE Research in 2010 after completing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering and Computational Science from Penn State. His graduate work focused on designing, modeling, building and localizing biologically-inspired soft robots with unique capabilities, such as that of performing delicate tasks in cluttered and/or unstructured environments. Deepak has authored over 15 publications that have been cited in total over a 1000 times.
Deepak lives in Halfmoon, NY and loves hiking and running. After having climbed the Adirondack 46 high peaks, he has been working on his Catskill 35. He has also been volunteering as a NY certified Emergency Medical Technician since 2011, and as the chairperson of the Hudson-Mohawk section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers since 2015.