Uttara Kumar is a Lead Mechanical Engineer in the Mechanics and Design organisation. Her focus is structural mechanics/dynamics.
Over the 6 years at GE Research, her work has spanned from analysis led design of turbomachinery components (aeromechanics, rotordynamics, structural dynamics) and vibration testing, to developing algorithms to predict vibration and fatigue of drilling risers in the oil and gas industry.
She is currently developing next generation film riding seals with applications in aircraft engines, steam turbines and supercritical CO2 turbines.
Uttara received her MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University of Florida. She has authored +10 technical papers and has 3 patents applications with 1 granted patent