Innovative Science & Engineering Management

Dr. Jayesh Mehta, MBA


Nationally recognized advanced technology leader with over 25 years in the Aerospace industry. Sustained track record of providing innovative technical solutions in the areas of gas turbines, Internal Combustion Engines (ICE), and renewable energy.

Expertise and Professional Activities

  • Provide technical leadership to highly skilled, and advanced degree engineers
  • Manage and successfully conclude large design and analysis programs
  • Advanced gas turbine, energy, and ICE technology business development, Six Sigma processes, Certified Black Belt
  • Associate Editor, AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. 1991-1994, Author, co-author of more than sixty-five peer reviewed, conference, and invited papers in the areas of CFD, heat transfer, and combustion
  • AIAA technical committee member for committees such as Terrestrial Energy systems, and propellants and combustion
  • Committee member and Chair, Cincinnati/Dayton ASME local chapters, 1989-1992, Vice Chair – AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Chapter, 2015-Current
  • AIAA Associate Fellow


Innovative Science Engineering and Management, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio, March 2016 – Present

  • Develop patentable, innovative technologies under Government’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs for AFRL and DOE,

Manager, Advanced Thermal Systems – Principal Engineer
Belcan Engineering
Cincinnati, Ohio, 2011 – March 2016

  • Lead and manage CFD/Heat Transfer, and Finite Element based design and analyses for thermal management systems, as they pertain to commercial/military gas turbines
  • Accountable for financial performance of projects ranging from $10K to $1.0 Million – plus
  • Worked with business development leaders, and other technical specialists to innovate winning solutions for customers
  • Support new business initiatives with AFRL, NASA, and Navy
  • Mentor recent graduates in the use of CFD, FE and heat transfer analysis tools.

Innovative Science Engineering and Management, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio, 2009 – 2011

  • Developed patentable, innovative technologies under Government’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) programs for AFRL and DOE
  • Successfully garnered and executed two Phase I programs featuring an innovative CMC combustor liner and emission reduction technologies
  • Significant leadership roles in various AIAA/ASME activities.

Manager, Methods Development and Analysis
CDI Aerospace Corporation / TK Engineering
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999 – 2009

  • TK Engineering was bought out by CDI Aerospace in July 2008. Led gas turbine design programs from gas turbine OEMs. The projects involved component and module design and analysis featuring compressors, diffusers, fuel nozzle, combustor, and HP/LP turbines
  • Instituted and led a new business initiative aimed at capturing Small Business Initiative Research (SBIR) market from AFRL, NASA, and DARPA
  • Acquired proven expertise in gas turbine component hardware design, analysis, and advanced materials. The expertise ranged from system level PD of components to detailed CFD and FE based analyses.

Innovative Science Engineering and Management, LLC
Cincinnati, Ohio,1993 – 1998
Provided CFD, computational combustion, and Heat Transfer based analysis services to Rolls Royce (Indiana), NASA and GE.

  • Developed Variable fan technologies under two NASA SBIR programs, (1997-1999)
  • Awarded NASA’s most coveted Small Business Research Award for developing innovative aircraft noise reduction technologies in 1998
  • Principal technical contributor, NASA HSCT lean Combustion Technology Development Program, GE (1995-1997)
  • Technical program manager, Phase I – ATS Combustor. A DOE program focused on developing low emissions technologies. Rolls Royce (1993-1995)
  • Significant leadership roles in various AIAA/ASME activities.

Lead Engineer
GE Aviation
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1985 – 1993
Solid eight years of technical experience in the areas encompassing:

  • CFD driven combustion analyses leading to low emissions combustor designs, Engine noise reduction technologies
  • Fuel nozzle technology development including spray modeling, measurements, and attendant laser diagnostics
  • Combustor and turbine film cooling, associated turbulence modeling, and attendant conjugate heat transfer analyses
  • Technical program manager for several technology development programs from NASA, AFRL, and Navy.

Ph.D. Student and Instructor
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois, 1980 – 1985
As a Ph.D. student and Argonne National Laboratory Fellow, contributed to the following:

  • Taught undergraduate heat transfer and fluid mechanics courses
  • Acquired and analyzed field operating data from a DOE funded solar pond at Argonne National Laboratory
  • Developed a CPC solar collector concept under a DOE program at University of Chicago
  • Developed innovative dual frequency interferometric technique for combined heat and mass transfer under a DOE funded program. The research was recognized as the “Mile-stone research of the decade (1980-1990),” by the Optical Society of America.

Research Engineer
Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Atlanta, GA, 1975-1979
Solid 4.6 years of technical experience in the following areas:

  • Airfoil external aero, jet noise and attendant laser diagnostics based turbulence measurement techniques.


MBA, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992
Ph.D. Illinois Institute Of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1985
MSME, Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, 1975
B. Tech, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Aeronautical Engineering, 1973.

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Vice Chair: Dayton-Cincinnati Chapter AIAA, 2015-present
Board Member: Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia, Parents’ Council, 2013-present
Board Member: Area Coalition for Excellence in Education, Dayton, Ohio, 2012-2015
Founding Board Member: Fluids and Propulsion Group – Ohio Aerospace Institute
Board Member: Mid Western Region Board of Governors, ASME, 1990 – 1992
Secretary, Finance, Vice Chair, and Chair: ASME Cincinnati Section 1987 – 1991
Member: AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee, 1987 – 1992
Member: AIAA Terrestrial Energy Systems, 2004 – 2014.