Contact Dr Pathmeswaran Raju

Areas of expertise

  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Defence Systems Engineering
  • Operational Analysis and Simulation
  • Systems Engineering


Dr Pathmeswaran Raju is a Senior Lecturer in Systems Engineering for Defence Capability, and the Business Lead for the Centre for Systems and Technology Management within the Cranfield Defence and Security. He is currently on the Education & Scholarship pathway, and contributes significantly to the teaching and learning of Systems Engineering. Dr Raju actively leads educational offerings in the areas of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Software and Cyber Systems Engineering, and Systems Engineering for Autonomous Systems. As the Business Lead, he is responsible for promoting centre’s offerings in education, research and consultancy. 

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.

He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Current activities

My scholarly interests:

Dr Raju leads Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE), Systems Engineering and Software (SEAS) and Systems Engineering Workshop (SEW) modules within the Systems Engineering for Defence Capability (SEDC) MSc programme. He also leads System Design and Realisation Workshop (SDRW) and Software and Cyber Systems Engineering (SCSE) modules and contributes to System Design and Realisation (SDR) module within the new Systems Engineering MSc programme.


  • UK MoD
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Airbus
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl)
  • U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s Ground Vehicle Systems Center


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