Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Joint Appointment, Creol (The College of Optics & Photonics),
Joint Appointment, Materials Science & Engineering,
Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Turbines and Energy Research,
Affiliated Faculty, Nanoscience Technology Center
University of Central Florida
Dr. Raghavan joined UCF in Fall 2008 after completing her doctoral studies at Purdue University, Indiana, School of Aeronautics & Astronautics in the area of Structures & Materials. She obtained her M.S., Aeronautical Engineering in Structures at Supaero (ISAE), Toulouse, France where she also worked with Messier Bugatti in Velizy, Paris (S-92 wheels and brakes testing). Prior to this, she completed her B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has 7 years of employment experience in the aerospace industry at Singapore Technologies Aerospace LTD where she was a senior engineer involved in Aircraft Structural Analysis (F-5 Brazil), Aircraft Maintenance, Repair & Modifications and Non-destructive testing research & development for Fatigue crack Inspection using Ultrasonic and Eddy current techniques (F-5 Automated wing Inspection system).
Piezospectroscopy, Thermal Barrier Coatings, Characterization of Advanced Materials using Optical Methods, Spectral Analysis Methods and Optimization of curve fitting using Genetic Algorithms, Strain measurements using synchrotron radiation.