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John Rajadas

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Associate Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180
Biography

John Rajadas is an associate professor and the undergraduate program chair for engineering and manufacturing engineering in the Polytechnic School in the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University. His research interests include multidisciplinary design and optimization, thermofluids, alternate energy, applied aerodynamics, propulsion, turbulence modeling and reacting flows.

He joined the ASU faculty in 1994 with the Aerospace Research Center and the Polytechnic School in 1996. Prior to ASU, he served with the NASA Ames Research Center, in Moffett Field, CA (1991-1994) and at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA (1986-1990). 

Rajadas is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International), American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), Society of Engineering Sciences (SES) and American Helicopter Society (AHS). He is also an associate fellow with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Education
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech 1984
  • M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Tech 1980
  • B.Tech. Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India 1979
Research Interests

Expertise: Fluids, Thermal Sciences

Research Interests:

Multidisciplinary design and optimization, Thermofluids, Alternate Energy, Applied Aerodynamics, Propulsion, Turbulence Modeling, Reacting Flows

Research Activity
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
AET 415Gas Dynamics and Propulsion
AET 420Experimental Aero/Wind Tunnel
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 493Honors Thesis
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 402Professional Design Project II
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 492Honors Directed Study
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 792Research
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
AET 415Gas Dynamics and Propulsion
AET 420Experimental Aero/Wind Tunnel
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 313Mechanical Systems Project II
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 494Special Topics
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
AET 415Gas Dynamics and Propulsion
AET 420Experimental Aero/Wind Tunnel
MET 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 792Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-TPSThe ASU Experience
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
MET 434Engineering Thermo-Fluids III
EGR 494Special Topics
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
EGR 611Complex Engineering Systems
EGR 792Research
EGR 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
MET 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 313Mechanical Systems Project II
AET 415Gas Dynamics and Propulsion
AET 420Experimental Aero/Wind Tunnel
MET 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 592Research
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 598Special Topics
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
MET 434Engineering Thermo-Fluids III
EGR 494Special Topics
AET 524Application of Heat Transfer
EGR 590Reading and Conference
EGR 593Applied Project
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
MET 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
EGR 599Thesis
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
AET 415Gas Dynamics and Propulsion
AET 420Experimental Aero/Wind Tunnel
EGR 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
MET 432Engineering Thermo-Fluids II
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
AET 525Advanced Propulsion
EGR 584Internship
MET 584Internship
MET 590Reading and Conference
EGR 590Reading and Conference
MET 592Research
EGR 592Research
MET 593Applied Project
EGR 593Applied Project
MET 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 101Found of Eng Design Proj I
MET 434Engineering Thermo-Fluids III
EGR 494Special Topics
AET 524Application of Heat Transfer
MET 599Thesis
EGR 599Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MET 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
EGR 340Engineering Thermo-Fluids I
Professional Associations
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International)
  • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member, Society of Engineering Sciences (SES)
  • Member, American Helicopter Society (AHS)
Work History
  • NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA. 1986-1990
  • NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA. 1991-1994
  • Aerospace Research Center, MAE Dept., Arizona State University. 1994-1996
  • The Polytechnic School, Engineering, Arizona State University. 1996-Present
Service

Professional Service

  • Member, Multidisciplinary Analysis & Optimization (MDO) Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2006-Present).
  • Member, Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1995-2001).
  • Chair, Propulsion/Airframe Integration subcommittee, Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (1999-2001).
  • Member, Propulsion/Airframe Integration & Publications subcommittees Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (1995-2001)
  • Technical Chair, Air Breathing Propulsion, 37th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Reno, NV, January, 1999.

Arizona State University Service Activities (Recent)

  1. ASU East Campus Personnel Committee (2000 ? 2005)
  2. ASU East Scholarship Committee (1998-2001)
  3. ASU East FGIA Proposals Review Committee (1998-2003)
  4. ASU Academic Senate (2004 ? 2006)
  5. ASU Committee on Academic Freedom &Tenure (CAFT) (2007 ? present)
  6. ASU Polytechnic Academic Senate (2004 ? present)
  7. ASU Polytechnic College of Technology & Innovation Scholarship Committee (2006 ? present)
  8. ASU Polytechnic Curriculum Committee (PCAPC) (2007-Present)