Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, 1999. M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1982. B.Tech., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1981.
Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2015-Present
Director, Raspet Flight Research Laboratory/Advanced Composites Institute, MSU, 2012-2016
Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State University, 2012-2015
Associate Professor, Mech. and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, 2005-2012
Assistant Professor, Mech. and Aeronautical Engineering, Clarkson University, 1999-2005
Member - Editorial Board, International Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Member - AIAA Adaptive Structures Technical Committee (2002-Present)
Member - ASME Nondestructive Structural Monitoring and Diagnosis TC (2013-Present)
Research cited in “Year in Review 2011 and 2014,” Aerospace America (AIAA)
John Graham Faculty Research Award 2005, Clarkson University
School of Engineering Teaching Excellence Recognition, Clarkson Univ. (Spring 2010; Spring 2006)
(Published >120 Journal/Conference Papers):
Jha and S.V. Barai, “Neural Networks and Genetic Algorithms in Structural Health Monitoring,” in J. Epaarachchi and G. Kahandawa (Eds.), “Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next Generation Smart Composite Structures,” CRC Press, ISBN 9781482226911, 2016.
Jha, R. Sullivan, and R. Chennamsetti, “In Situ Structural Health Monitoring Systems for Aerospace Structures: Recent Developments,” in J. Epaarachchi and G. Kahandawa (Eds.), “Structural Health Monitoring Technologies and Next Generation Smart Composite Structures,” CRC Press, ISBN 9781482226911, 2016.
Samaratunga, R. Jha, and S. Gopalakrishnan, “Wavelet Spectral Finite Element for Modeling Guided Wave Propagation and Damage Detection in Stiffened Composite Panels,” Structural Health Monitoring, 2016, Vol. 15(3) 317–334.
K. Singh, N. K. Singh, and R. Jha, “Analysis of Symmetric and Asymmetric GFRP Laminates Subjected to Low Velocity Impact,” Journal of Composite Materials (published online July 24, 2015).
Samaratunga, R. Jha, and S. Gopalakrishnan, “Wave Propagation in Adhesively Bonded Composite Joints Using the Wavelet Spectral Finite Element Method,” Composite Structures, 122 (2015), 271-283.
Samaratunga, R. Jha, and S. Gopalakrishnan, “Wave Propagation Analysis in Laminated Composite Plates with Transverse Cracks Using the Wavelet Spectral Finite Element Method,” Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 89(2014), 19–32.
Samaratunga, R. Jha, and S. Gopalakrishnan, “Wavelet Spectral Finite Element for Wave Propagation in Shear Deformable Laminated Composite Plates,” Composite Structures, 108 (2014), 341–353.
Alavinasab, R. Jha, and G. Ahmadi, “Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Composites Based on Nonlocal Elasticity Approach,” International Journal for Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 15(2014), 17-25.
Coffin, G. Ahmadi, R. Jha, and P. Marzocca, “Deployment Dynamics of a Rolled Micro Air Vehicle Wing,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 50, No. 1 (2013), pp. 130-139.
Kunwar, R. Jha, M. Whelan*, and K. Janoyan, “Damage Detection in an Experimental Bridge Model Using Hilbert-Huang Transform of Transient Vibrations,” Structural Control and Health Monitoring, 20(1), 2013, pp. 1-15.
Watkins and R. Jha, “A Modified Time Reversal Method for Lamb Wave Based Diagnostics of Composite Structures,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 31(2012), 345-354.
Guan, R. Jha, and Y. Liu, “Model Selection, Updating and Averaging for Probabilistic Fatigue Damage Prognosis,” Structural Safety, Volume 33, Issue 3, 2011, pp. 242-249.
LeFevre and R. Jha, “Hybrid Adaptive Ascent Flight Control for a Flexible Launch Vehicle,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, August 2011, vol. 225, no. 8, 851-862.
Shane and R. Jha, “Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Based Algorithm for Detecting Damage Location and Severity in Composite Beams,” Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 25 (2011), pp. 1062–1072.
Jha and C. He, “Adaptive Neurocontrollers for Vibration Suppression of Nonlinear and Time Varying Structures,” Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Vol. 15, No. 9-10, Sept.- Oct. 2004, pp. 771-781.
Jha, M. Pausley, and G. Ahmadi, “Optimal Active Control of Launch Vibrations of Space Structures,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 40, No. 6, November 2003, pp. 868-874.
Jha, and J. Rower, “Experimental Investigation of Active Vibration Control Using Neural Networks and Piezoelectric Actuators,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2002, pp. 115-121.
C. Chen, D. Sarhaddi, R. Jha, D. Liu, K. Griffin, and R. Yurkovich, “Variable Stiffness Spar Approach for Aircraft Maneuver Enhancement Using ASTROS,” Journal of Aircraft, Vol. 37, No. 5, September 2000, pp. 865-871.
Jha and A. Chattopadhyay, “Multidisciplinary Optimization of Composite Wings Using Refined Structural and Aeroelastic Analysis Methodologies,” Engineering Optimization, Vol. 32, No. 1, 1999, pp. 59-78.
Chattopadhyay, C. Seeley, and R. Jha, “Aeroelastic Tailoring Using Piezoelectric Actuation and Hybrid Optimization,” Smart Materials and Structures, Vol. 8, No. 1, February 1999, pp. 83-91.