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01-28-2005

Clarkson Professor Ratneshwar Jha Named Associate Fellow By American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics

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Clarkson University Professor of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Ratneshwar Jha has been named an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).Jha

Jha was honored with the designation earlier this month at a formal dinner held in conjunction with the 43rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit held in Reno, Nev. 

According to the AIAA guidelines, the grade of Associate Fellow is an honor bestowed upon a member in recognition of notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics or astronautics.

Jha has conducted research in adaptive control of structural vibrations, structural health monitoring, modeling of composite and smart structures, and intelligent flight controls. His contributions involve both theoretical and experimental research that has resulted in 35 papers in international journals and referred conferences. 

He is a member of the AIAA Adaptive Structures Technical Committee and has served as session co-chair for Adaptive Structures Modeling. Jha is currently the principal investigator (PI) for a NASA-sponsored project “Microgravity Vibration Suppression Using Adaptive Predictive Controllers” and is co-PI for the NYSERDA-sponsored research project “Wireless Intelligent Sensor Network for Transportation Infrastructure.” 

Before receiving his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from Arizona State University, Jha worked in the aircraft industry for more than 12 years and was involved in the design and development of a supersonic fighter aircraft. He joined the faculty of Clarkson University in 1999. 

Headquartered in Reston, Va., the AIAA serves more than 350,000 members in 65 regional sections and 69 countries. For more than 75 years, the Institute has been devoted to the progress of engineering and science in aviation, space and defense.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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