Pradeep Raj

Professor

  • Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Aerospace Engineering, 1976
  • M.S. (with Distinction), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Aeronautical Engineering, 1972
  • B.S. (with Distinction), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, Electrical Technology, 1970
  • B.S. (with Honors), Meerut University, India, 1967
  • Applied Computational Aerodynamics for Aircraft Design
  • Chairman, AOE Honorifics Committee, 2012-present
  • Member, AIAA Aircraft Design Technical Committee (ADTC), 2013-present
  • Invited speaker at several national and international forums including (i) 5th Symposium on Integrating CFD and Experiments in Aerodynamics, Tokyo, Japan, 2012, (ii) Royal Aeronautical Society Aerodynamics Conference, Bristol, UK, 2010, (iii) NATO/ RTO Air Vehicle Technology Symposium, Athens, Greece, 2007, (iv) Symposium on Applied Aerodynamics and Design of Aerospace Vehicles (SAROD), Thiruvananthpuram, India, 2007, (v) AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 1998, (vi) NASA Workshop on Surface Modeling, Grid Generation and Related Issues in CFD, Cleveland, OH, 1995, and (vii) Third International Congress of Fluid Mechanics, Cairo, Egypt, 1990
  • Member, Council on Competitiveness National Advisory Committee, High Performance Computing Initiative, 2003-2011
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, 9th AIAA/ISSMO Symposium on Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization Conference, Atlanta, GA, 4-6 September, 2002
  • Member, Industrial Advisory Board, Michigan/AFRL/Boeing Collaborative Center on Aeronautical Sciences, 2007-2011
  • Member, Strategic Advisory Committee, AFRL/ Virginia Tech/ WSU Collaborative Center for Multidisciplinary Sciences, 2008-2011
  • Member, NRC ASEB Fluids Panel to evaluate AFOSR proposals, 1996-2002
  • Invited Peer Review Panel Member for (a) Sandia National Lab, Compressible Fluid Mechanics and Aerothermodynamics, 1999, (b) Air Force Research Lab, Computational Sciences Research, 1999, (c) NASA-Langley Research Center, High-Lift Aerodynamics (1999), Computational Algorithms (1997), and High Alpha Research Program (1991)
  • Member, AIAA MDO TC (1993-1997), Applied Aerodynamics TC (1989-1992), Fluid Dynamics TC (1985-1988)
  • Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2011
  • Distinguished Engineering Merit Award, Engineers’ Council, 2006
  • Mission Success Award, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, 1996
  • Outstanding Session Speaker Award, AIAA Atlanta Section Aerospace Technology Symposium, 1992, 1993 and 1997
  • Engineer/ Scientist of the Month Award, Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, 1991
  • Fellow, Institute for the Advancement of Engineering, 1991
  • Engineering Merit Award, Engineers’ Council, 1991
  • Associate Fellow, AIAA, 1991
  • SAE Industrial Lecturer, 1990-1991
  • R&D Advancement Award, Lockheed-California Company, 1987
  • Meritorious Technical Contribution Award, AIAA St. Louis Section, 1979
  • Hay Medal, Indian Institute of Science, 1970
  • Chancellor’s Medal, Meerut University, 1967
  • 2012 - present Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Professor
  • 2006 - 2011 Lockheed Martin (Skunk Works®), Program Management Director, Technology Development & Integration
  • 2000 - 2006 Lockheed Martin (Skunk Works®), Senior Manager, Vehicle Science & Systems
  • 1999 - 2000 Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Manager, Aerodynamics
  • 1992 - 1999 Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems, Technical Fellow
  • 1989 - 1992 Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company, Technical Leader, Applied Computational Aerodynamics
  • 1985 - 1989 Lockheed-California Company, R&D Engineer, Aerodynamics
  • 1983 - 1985 Lockheed-California Company, Research Specialist, Aerodynamics
  • 1979 - 1983 Lockheed-California Company, Aerodynamics Engineer–Senior, Aerodynamics
  • 1978 - 1979 University of Missouri–Rolla, Assistant Professor
  • 1976 - 1978 Iowa State University, Research Assistant Professor
  • 1972 - 1976 Georgia Institute of Technology, Graduate Research Assistant
Dr. Pradeep Raj
  • 540-231-4843
  • praj@vt.edu
  • Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia Tech
    218 Randolph Hall (0203)
    Blacksburg, VA 24061