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mechanical and aerospace engineering educator

Rishi Sharma Raj, Indian Mechanical and aerospace engineering educator. Achievements include research in turbomachinery aerodynamics, transient effects in weapon launching under sea, turbulence dissipation in rotation, deposits and erosion of turbine blades, mathematical formulation of universe. American Society for Engineering Education-United States Navy Distinguished fellow, 1991-1993.

Background

Raj, Rishi Sharma was born on September 18, 1945 in Moga, India. Came to the United States, 1970. Son of Thakur Dass and Krishna Sharma.

Education

Bachelor of Science with honors, Punjab University, India, 1964. Master of Science with honors, PFU Moscow, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, 1974.

Career

Professor mechanical and aerospace engineering City University of New York, since 1975, associate dean engineering, 1987-1988. President G.I. Corporation, since 1975. Fellow National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Virginia, 1989-1990.

President faculty senate City College of New York, since 2006. Lecturer, consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in turbomachinery aerodynamics, transient effects in weapon launching under sea, explosion and implosion under sea, heterogeneous systems, turbulence in rotation, deposits and erosion of turbine blades, mathematical formulation of universe, disease versus intelligence.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Introductory Chemistry, 1965, Science and Logic of the Absolutely Pure, 1999, In Fifth Dimension, Speed of Mind and Intelligence, 2004. Author: Balance, 2003, Turning Point, 2007.

Membership

Member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Society Indian Academy in American (founder, president 1988-1994, 2003-2005), Republican Club of Emerson (vice president 1994-1996, president 1997-1999, 2004).

Connections

Married Swadesh Sharma, September 12, 1970 (deceased September 1996). Children: Rashmi, Vishwa.

father:
Thakur Dass

mother:
Krishna Sharma

spouse:
Swadesh Sharma

children:
Rashmi Raj

Vishwa Raj