[image-51]Dr. Raju has been working in the fields of fracture and structural mechanics at the Langley Research Center since 1975. In 1994, he was selected as the Branch Head of the Mechanics of Materials Branch in the Materials Division. The branch was engaged in the development of methodologies to characterize, predict, and improve durability and damage tolerance of Metallic and Composite materials. After reorganization in late 1998, he became the Branch Head of the Analytical and Computational Methods Branch in the Structures and Materials Competency (SMC). The branch was engaged in the development of analytical and computational methods to accurately predict the response of aerospace structures to external loads and development of the next generation of accurate analysis methods. In 2002, Dr. Raju assumed the position of Senior Technologist in SMC. During the past 20 years he participated in four failure investigations and he is currently completing one such investigation.
Dr. Raju has a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Aeronautical Structures and a M.S. in Engineering Administration from the George Washington University. In 2000, Dr. Raju, on a NASA Fellowship, attended Program in Management Development at Harvard University. Dr. Raju serves on editorial boards of International Journals Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences and Computational Mechanics. Dr. Raju is a Fellow of the AIAA.