Kartik Praful Naik, Assistant Research Scientist

Kartik Praful Naik

Assistant Research Scientist, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering


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Dr. Naik received his Ph.D. from the mechanical and aerospace department in North Carolina State University where he worked on the experimental demonstration and fuse physical design-control system optimization of a novel renewable energy harvesting concept (underwater kites). He continued his work in co-design at the RACElab in NAME as a postdoc switching to reconfigurable turbine arrays. He is now the project manager for an ARPA-E project under the SHARKS program and continues his research on co-design, real-time control implementation on hardware, and tech-to-market avenues for emerging technologies.


  • PhD, North Carolina State, Aerospace Engineering (2019-2022)

Research Interests

My research interests combined control and design optimization (control co-design) of renewable energy systems. I also work on dynamic modeling, estimation and control theory; specifically, dynamic model and performance validation through experimental demonstration and real-time control implementation.

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  • ERASMUS+ Scholarship – Duration of MS