Seetha Raghavan
Dr Seetha Raghavan
Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineer, University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL
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Biography
Seetha Raghavan is an Assistant Professor with research interests in aerospace structures and materials. She works with her students to engineer materials as sensors to monitor structural integrity and studies high temperature coatings used in jet engine turbine blades. She has had 7 years of experience in the aerospace industry where she was a senior engineer involved in Aircraft structural analysis, Aircraft maintenance, Repair & modifications as well as research and development in Non-destructive structural testing.
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Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as a sponsor or coach for an engineering club or team.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
  • Mehr, Montreal

    Added Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:59 PM

    I have finished my first year in Mechanical engineering and I am switching to Aerospace Engineering. Thus, I have to choose between 2 options, A)aerodynamics and propulsion or B)structures and materials. I would like to know which option (A or B) has more job opportunities. Thanks a lot.
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    Seetha Raghavan, University of Central Florida
    Answered Friday, April 1, 2016 at 12:59 PM
    Dear Mehr,
    
    Great question! All the areas covered in your options -  Aerodynamics and Propulsion as well as Structures and Materials - are important when it comes to designing aircraft and working in the Aerospace Engineering field - they cannot exist ...
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  • VAISHNAVI, BANGALORE, INDIA asked Seetha Raghavan, University of Central Florida

    Added Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:40 AM

    I wish to do my B.Tech in Aerospace /Aeronautical Engineering from SRM U, Chennai. My apprehension is a bit manifold: 1) I am a girl, and will that hamper my progress as an aeronautical engineer? 2) The scope for AE in India seems limited, considering the global recession in the field. The pay also seems lesser in comparison to other B.Tech passouts. (IT, Mech. Biotech. etc). 4) I understand that Indians (non Americans) have lesser chance of getting lucratrive jobs with Boeing, Lockheed, ...
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    Zahra Khan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 3:40 AM
    Vaishnavi, I'm not familiar with the situation in India but I thought I'd so by to answer questions 4 and 6.
    
    Getting a Masters in the US is a good idea especially because the cost is usually covered by the university.
    
    But you're correct about it ...
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  • Arly, Schlumberger/Edmonton asked Seetha Raghavan, University of Central Florida

    Added Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Hi Seetha, I see that you attended both ISAE and Purdue University. I am currently trying to decide between the two for my Master's and I am having difficulty determining which has the better program. Since you have experience with both, do you have any advice for me? Thank you! Arly Black
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