Veeraraghava Raju Hasti selected for German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

The U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has invited Dr. Veeraraghava Raju Hasti, Research Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, to participate in the German-American Frontiers of Engineering Symposium (GAFOE) to be held in Julich, Germany, March 22-25, 2023.

The symposium is organized by the NAE in the USA, and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany. Participation is by invitation only through the highly competitive selection process. Hasti is one of the 60 highly accomplished early-career engineers selected from universities, government agencies, and companies across the USA and Germany. 

The 2023 GAFOE symposium is focused on enabling discussions on the developments at the cutting edge of engineering technology in four areas: The Hydrogen Economy, Neuromorphic Computing, Sustainable Production/Circular Economy, and Supply Chain Resiliency. This is intended to facilitate international cross-disciplinary research collaboration between world-class engineers, promote the transfer of new techniques and approaches across different engineering domains, and establish networking among the next generation of international leaders in engineering.

Hasti earned his Ph.D. in 2019 from Purdue University with a specialization in computational science and engineering. Hasti’s research focuses on the application of artificial intelligence in engineering, physics-informed machine learning, modeling and simulations, computational fluid dynamics, and high-performance computing.

The grand challenges associated with energy, environment, and climate change related to the rapidly rising world population need urgent solutions at multiple scales. His research efforts on artificial intelligence (AI) model development for power targeted enabling the flexible, reliable, and cost-competitive power generation at both new and existing power plants, allowing safe cycling to address increased penetration of renewables. These efforts on smart power plants lead to optimal synergistic utilization of energy resources and improve the overall efficiency, resiliency, and reliability of the electrical grid. Hasti’s research on multiscale and multiphysics models for gas turbine engine combustor computer simulations enables rapid design optimization and helps reduce the product development cycle time and cost. Hasti’s co-inventions on low-emission combustion systems (US Patents 9,080,770; 9,400,110) are used in the Bombardier C-series and many other aircraft. These inventions have achieved proven fuel economy and lower emissions for a reduced carbon footprint.

Hasti is serving as Vice Chair of the Gas Turbine Engines Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Hasti received the Gordon C Oates air-breathing propulsion award from the AIAA foundation for his excellent research in aerospace sciences; an outstanding research award, an outstanding engineering teacher award, an outstanding mentor award, and an outstanding service award from Purdue University; and leadership recognition award from Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is serving as an associate editor of the journal Frontiers in Aerospace Engineering.