Raghav Rao A

PhD, Materials Science and Engineering (University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA) MS, Materials Science and Engineering (University of California, San Diego (UCSD), USA) BS, Mechanical Engineering (B.Tech) (Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M), Chennai, INDIA)

Raghav Rao is an Experimental Metallurgist with 18+ yrs expertise in advanced 'alloy-design & processing/manufacturing' of Ni/Co Superalloys, Structural materials selection, Braze or Weld alloys & Aluminide coatings, electron microscopy characterization and computational thermodynamics. His primary interest and expertise lies at the intersection of material technologies with Aviation, Energy/Power, Marine &Industrial applications. 

Raghav has been supporting the GE Research Materials Modeling Team as well as leading programs on several Additive manufacturing technologies. He is the GRCB SPOC for co-ordinating repair services programs of Aviation and Gas turbine hot-section component hardware. Raghav has demonstrated expertise in joining Superalloys & Ceramics, Mechanical behavior & Oxidation/Corrosion of structural materials. Additional experience includes working with functional materials such as NiTi shape memory alloys, FeCo soft ferromagnetics, Alnico, rare-earth magnets, Spark plug alloys (Pt-Ir). 

Raghav Rao joined GE Research, Niskayuna in late 2010 and moved to GE Research, Bangalore in early 2013.

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