People

2015_Pic_Raghu_PuchaRaghu Pucha obtained his PhD in 1995 from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He held post-doctoral research positions at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Purdue University, West Lafayette before coming to Georgia Tech in 2000. His research focuses on  developing upfront computational tools for the design, analysis and manufacturing of advanced materials and systems for various applications. His current research includes developing Integrated Analytical, CAD/CAE Tools (IntACT)) for design, analysis and manufacturing of random heterogeneous materials for structural, electronics and bio applications. His research contributions in composite materials include (i) Special purpose finite elements for design and delamination failure analysis of fiber reinforced laminated composites (ii) Microstructure simulations for impact damage analysis of composites  (iii) Design, analysis and optimization tools for advanced composites in electronics applications (iv) Seamlessly integrated CAD/CAE tools for nanofiller composites.

Dr. Pucha teaches computer graphics, CAD/CAE and design courses. He is honored with Geoffrey G. Eichholz Faculty Teaching Award in 2015 and Undergraduate Educator Award in 2012 from the Center for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), Georgia Tech.
http://me.gatech.edu/faculty/pucha

 

Current Undergraduate Research Students
Wonsup Song, Vikram Krishnaswamy, Miles Chan, Robert Ashcom, Rebecca Withers, Walter Scott, Kwon Sang Lee, Yash Gore

Undergrad research option thesis

Wonsup Song: Spring 2014 – Spring 2016 (Thesis: Percolation, Electrical Conductivity, and EMI Shield Analysis of CNT Composites)

Johnny Worthy: Summer 2011 – Spring 2013 (Thesis: Design Tools for Simulation of Nanocomposite Material Properties)

Summer Undergraduate Research REVAMP award, GTMI, Georgia Tech.

  • Summer 2016 (Student: Alisha Whitehead, The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Summer 2016 (Student: Richa Prasad, Purdue University)
  • Summer 2015 (Student: Bryson Sin, Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Summer 2014 (Student: Dominic Critchlow, Austin Peay State University)

SURE program, Georgia Tech.

  • Summer 2018 (Student: Michael Johnson, Fort Valley State University)
  • Summer 2017 (Student: Samuel Dean, University of Central Florida)
  • Summer 2012 (Student: Orlando J. Lopez, University of Puerto Rico)

Undergrad research students:

  • Anuja Kandare (Spring 2017 – Present)
  • William Chen (Summer 2016 – Present), Jaesoek Cha (Fall 2016), Jieun Seong (Summer 2016 – Fall 2016), Kwon Lee (Spring 2016) Ivan Chen (summer 2016 – Fall 2016), Vikram Krishnaswamy (Spring 2015 – Spring 2016), Miles Chan (Spring 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • Robert Ashcom (Summer 2015) , Walter Scott (Summer 2015 – Spring 2016), Kwon Lee (Summer 2015 – Fall 2015), Rebecca Withers (Summer 2015), Yash Gore( Summer 2015)
  • Kristin Hansen (Spring 2014), Hannah Littmann (Spring 2014), Patrick Younes (Spring and Fall 2014), Yue Chu (Summer and Fall 2014), Maegan Tucker (Summer 2014), Moriah Mattson (Summer 2014), Thomas Ming (Summer and Fall 2014), Amit Agarwal (Summer 2014), Alejandro Boxill (Fall 2014), Rahul Dungarwal (Fall 2014), Izaak Lakhia (Fall 2014), Scott Wagner (Fall 2014)
  • Dhruv Mehta, Summer 2013; John Hooie, Summer 2013; Hannah Littman, Summer 2013; Joshua Price, Summer 2013; Shadi Renno, Fall 2013; Kristin Hansen, Fall 2013; Johnny Worthy: Summer 2011 – Spring 2013; Ravi Haskar: Spring 2013; Davis Hoffman: Spring 2013;
  • Joshua Price: Fall 2012; Prakar Srivatsav: Fall 2012; Bob Palmer: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012; Nicole Wisner: Spring 2012; Tapan Asgoankar: Spring 2012; Panos Markou: Spring 2012; Kylie Alea: Spring 2012;
  • Parth Jariwala, NASA Summer Fellowship – Summer 2011; Akhil Modi: Summer 2011; Alexis Noel: Spring 2011; Siddarth Gangopadhyay: Spring 2011; Akshay Saxena: Spring 2011;
  • Ajeya Karajgikar: Spring 2010 ; Kavneet Seth: Spring 2010, Summer 2009, Fall 2008; Sahil Batta: Fall 2009; Adnan Hannan: Summer 2009 ; Yasaman Nemat-bakhsh: Spring 2009; John Semmens: Spring 2009; Rob Parrish: Fall 2008
  • Anuja Kandare (Spring 2017 – Present)
  • William Chen (Summer 2016 – Present), Jaesoek Cha (Fall 2016), Jieun Seong (Summer 2016 – Fall 2016), Kwon Lee (Spring 2016) Ivan Chen (summer 2016 – Fall 2016), Vikram Krishnaswamy (Spring 2015 – Spring 2016), Miles Chan (Spring 2015 – Spring 2016)
  • Robert Ashcom (Summer 2015) , Walter Scott (Summer 2015 – Spring 2016), Kwon Lee (Summer 2015 – Fall 2015), Rebecca Withers (Summer 2015), Yash Gore( Summer 2015)
  • Kristin Hansen (Spring 2014), Hannah Littmann (Spring 2014), Patrick Younes (Spring and Fall 2014), Yue Chu (Summer and Fall 2014), Maegan Tucker (Summer 2014), Moriah Mattson (Summer 2014), Thomas Ming (Summer and Fall 2014), Amit Agarwal (Summer 2014), Alejandro Boxill (Fall 2014), Rahul Dungarwal (Fall 2014), Izaak Lakhia (Fall 2014), Scott Wagner (Fall 2014)
  • Dhruv Mehta, Summer 2013; John Hooie, Summer 2013; Hannah Littman, Summer 2013; Joshua Price, Summer 2013; Shadi Renno, Fall 2013; Kristin Hansen, Fall 2013; Johnny Worthy: Summer 2011 – Spring 2013; Ravi Haskar: Spring 2013; Davis Hoffman: Spring 2013;
  • Joshua Price: Fall 2012; Prakar Srivatsav: Fall 2012; Bob Palmer: Fall 2011 and Spring 2012; Nicole Wisner: Spring 2012; Tapan Asgoankar: Spring 2012; Panos Markou: Spring 2012; Kylie Alea: Spring 2012;
  • Parth Jariwala, NASA Summer Fellowship – Summer 2011; Akhil Modi: Summer 2011; Alexis Noel: Spring 2011; Siddarth Gangopadhyay: Spring 2011; Akshay Saxena: Spring 2011;
  • Ajeya Karajgikar: Spring 2010 ; Kavneet Seth: Spring 2010, Summer 2009, Fall 2008; Sahil Batta: Fall 2009; Adnan Hannan: Summer 2009 ; Yasaman Nemat-bakhsh: Spring 2009; John Semmens: Spring 2009; Rob Parrish: Fall 2008