Dr. Sanjeev Rao is a Manufacturing Engineer and an academic by profession. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Khalifa University, UAE. He has extensive experience in materials manufacturing and processing (M&P) engineering and currently provides M&P support to domestic composites manufacturing industries in the UAE. His research focus is on sustainability, automation and advanced composite manufacturing in view of industry 4.0. His expertise is in progressing low-mid TRL technologies to MRL stages, and has successfully delivered several projects in his current role. Dr. Rao has published five books/chapters, several refereed journal and conference articles.
Title: Upcycling of aerospace carbon scrap
The project involves designing and manufacturing
Title: Manufacturing commercial aircraft ribs using thermoplastic composites
The project involves developing stamp-forming capability to manufacture aircraft ribs using thermoplastic composites.
Title: Application of SPC techniques to reduce process variabilities in commercial aircraft spoiler bond assembly
The project involves implementation six-sigma tools to improve the proces capability.
Title: Integration of in-process monitoring to assess potential core and monolithic damage in commercial aircraft flap track fairing during part layup
Title: Safety limit establishment for BMS8-256 materials in OEM cure cycle
The project involved examining the effect of temperature ramp rate on the composite property, the degree of cure at different stages of cure, variation of interlaminar shear strength, associated fatigue, creep and recovery property and design an optimised cure cycle.