Parks Faculty

Srikanth Gururajan, Ph.D.,<br/>Assistant Professor

Srikanth Gururajan, Ph.D.,
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Phone:
(314) 977-8355
Education:

Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 

Bachelor of Engineering 
University of Madras, India


Srikanth Gururajan joined Parks College in August 2014 as an Assistant Professor for the Aersopace and Mechanical Engineering Department. He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Madras, India.

Prior to joining the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering department at Parks College, Gururajan was a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia. At West Virginia University, he managed the UAV flight testing program and oversaw the design and construction of the UAV platforms, the design of experiments, as well as the flight test implementation and identification of aircraft parameters from flight data. In addition, he has been active in interdisciplinary research, having initiated and conducted research projects in collaboration with researchers from within the College of Engineering as well as the College of Agriculture at WVU. His teaching interests are in the areas of Flight Dynamics and Controls and believes that student aerospace design competitions are ideal avenues for students to express their creativity while complementing the knowledge gained in the classroom and promote greater collaboration and learning across disciplines.

Gururajan’s prior research have been in the fields of fault tolerant flight control, experimental flight testing using small UAVs and UAV based remote sensing applications in precision agriculture, pest management and emissions measurement and characterization.

He has authored and co-authored several publications in archival journals and has served as a peer reviewer for several leading journals and conferences in Aerospace Engineering. He also currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Aerospace Science and Technology Journal, the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal and the International Journal of Unmanned Systems Engineering.

´╗┐Dr. Gururajan’s research interests include fault tolerant flight control, experimental flight testing using small UAVs and UAV based remote sensing applications in precision agriculture, pest management and emissions measurement and characterization.