Contact Dr Pathmeswaran Raju

Areas of expertise

Background

Dr Pathmeswaran Raju is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering for Defence Capability at Cranfield University. He is also Research Lead for the Centre for Systems Engineering within the Cranfield Defence and Security. His interests centre around investigating model-based engineering approach for solving complex problems in the areas of systems engineering and knowledge based engineering. His recent projects include model-based requirements management, rule-based system modelling, model-driven virtual product design, platform-independent knowledge modelling, knowledge representation for design automation, and knowledge-based decision support.

Prior to joining Cranfield University in 2017, Dr Raju was a Reader in Knowledge Modelling and Head of Knowledge Based Engineering Lab at Birmingham City University, where he managed a team of 3 post-doctoral researchers and 6 PhD students. During this time, he also worked as a Knowledge Modelling Specialist in the Technology Strategy Board (TSB)/Rolls-Royce funded Strategic Investment in Low-carbon Engine Technology 2 (SILOET2) programme developing enterprise-level Platform Independent Knowledge Management (PIKM) system for Rolls-Royce. Prior to this, he worked as a Senior Researcher on the €14.6million Energetic Algae (EnAlgae) project collaborating with 19 partners and 14 observers across 7 EU Member States. As part of this project, he led the development of decision support system (DSS) for practitioners, policy makers and investors across the algal bioenergy delivery chain.

Dr Raju joined Birmingham City University in 2011 from the University of Salford, where he worked for more than 6 years in a multidisciplinary research institute, which achieved highest ratings in three consecutive Research Assessment Exercises (RAEs), collaborating with built environment, engineering and computing disciplines. From 2005 to 2006, he was a Research Assistant working in an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded first grant project, and from 2007 he was a Research Fellow within the EPSRC funded £8million Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (IMRC), applying knowledge and computational technologies to solve complex research problems in built environment.

Dr Raju has authored many journal and conference articles, guest-edited several special issues in international journals and organised international workshops and conferences. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current activities

Teaching:

Dr Raju leads Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Systems Engineering and Software (SEAS) and Systems Engineering Workshop (SEW) modules, and also contributes to Advanced Systems Engineering Workshop (ASEW) within the Systems Engineering for Defence Capability MSc programme, https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/courses/taught/systems-engineering-for-defence-capability.

Research:

Dr Raju is Research Lead for the Centre for Systems Engineering (CSE) and is responsible for CSE's Research Strategy. He provides input to the Research Strategy of the Cranfield Defence and Security, and implements this strategy within the CSE. He is actively leading research in the areas of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) and Systems Engineering. He is currently working on Condition Based Architecture - Engine Health Management (EHM) project funded by Rolls-Royce UK and also on Agile Wing Integration (AWI) project led by Airbus UK, https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/case-studies/research-case-studies/agile-wing-integration-project.

PhD Opportunities:

I am looking for highly motivated self-funded students to do PhD in the areas of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) and Systems Engineering. If you are interested, please send me your CV with a cover letter via p.raju@cranfield.ac.uk.

Clients

  • UK MoD
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus