Sonell Shroff is a project officer at Clean Sky Joint Undertaking. Having completed high school in 2003, Sonell moved to Bangalore to study engineering at MSRIT, VTU.

Sonell oriented herself with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, with internships every semester break in reputed companies and research institutes. She graduated in 2007 and received a Royal Dutch Huygens Scholarship, which brought her to the Delft University of Technology for a Masters course. Here she graduated with a final thesis on the structural analysis of a retrofitted winglet on the Hercules C-130 at Marshall Aerospace in 2009.

Subsequently she started her PhD study, first with CleanEra and then on the ALaSCA project at Delft University of Technology, which she completed in 2014.

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Project officer at Clean Sky Joint Undertaking


PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
BSc in Mechanical Engineering, M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Visvesvaraya Technological University


Aerospace Engineering


Recent publications:

  • Shroff, S (2014, December 9). Design, Analysis, Fabrication and Testing of Grid-Stiffened Structures for Fuselage Applications. TUD Technische Universiteit Delft (158 pag.) (Enschede: Ipskamp) Prom./coprom.: R Benedictus & C Kassapoglou. (TUD)
  • Shroff, S & Kassapoglou, C (2014). Designing Highly Loaded Connections in a Composite Fuselage. Journal of Aircraft: devoted to aeronautical science and technology, 51(3), 833-840. (TUD)
  • Shroff, S & Kassapoglou, C (2013, June 17). Designing highly loaded connections in composite fueslage. Porto, Portugal, 17th International Conference on Composite Structures, ICCS17. (TUD)

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