Dr Raj Das is an Associate Professor in the Aerospace and Aviation department of RMIT University, Australia and a principal investigator of the ‘Sir Lawrence Wackett Aerospace Research Centre’ of RMIT University.
Dr Das has a PhD from Monash University, Australia in Structural Optimisation and Failure Analysis. Dr Das has previously worked in the University of Auckland, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and the University of Manchester. Dr Das has research expertise in advanced materials, such as metamaterials, auxetic materials, architected materials, composite materials, topology and shape optimisation for materials and structural designs, computational modelling, failure analysis and optimisation.
Dr Das has received several awards and fellowships, including the ‘Jim and Hazel Emerging Faculty Fellowship’, ‘Research Excellence Award’, and ‘AUEA Emerging Researcher Award’ by the University of Auckland, ‘CONICYT award’ from Chile, ‘Merit Award’ from Hong Kong, ‘Visiting Fellowships’ from the University of Quebec and the University of Cape Town. Dr Das has published more than 200 papers in international journals and conferences. He has been the chair of four major scientific conferences recently held Australia and New Zealand. He has served on the scientific committees of more than 80 international conferences. Dr Das is on the editorial board and review panel of several journals and funding agencies.