Ratneshwar Jha has conducted research in structural health monitoring, modeling of composite and smart structures, adaptive control of structural vibrations, intelligent flight controls, and multidisciplinary design optimization. He has established the Smart Structures Laboratory at Clarkson University which is well equipped for vibration measurement and control experiments, including a scanning laser vibrometer. His contributions include both theoretical and experimental research which have resulted in over 65 publications in international archival journals and refereed conferences. He has served as an advisor to 22 graduate students (including 9 current students) and three undergraduate honors students. Dr. Jha is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Member of ASME and ASEE. He is a Member of the AIAA Adaptive Structures Technical Committee and has served as the Session Chair/Cochair for Adaptive Structures Conferences. He was awarded Graham Faculty Research Award by Clarkson University in 2005. Dr. Jha has received research grants from the National Science Foundation, AFOSR, NASA, US Army, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, and several industries. Prior to joining Clarkson, Dr. Jha worked in the aerospace industry from 1983 to 1995 where he led a team of engineers working on conceptual and preliminary designs of combat aircraft.
Biography Updated on 3 June 2010