Surya Raghu Ph.D.
Dr. Raghu’s expertise is in research commercialization – transitioning of ideas and inventions created at research labs into commercial products. He has worked on R&D topics related to automotive applications, consumer and industrial products, physiological monitoring, DNA testing, corrosion sensors, and aerodynamic flow control and continues active research collaborations with many institutions in the US and abroad.
He has been a co-‐director and/or invited speaker of more than 35 workshops on Entrepreneurship, Research Commercialization, Knowledge/Technology Transfer for Scientists, Engineers, University faculty, technology transfer officials, and IP policy committees. These workshops have been conducted in Argentina, Brazil, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, and Thailand. He has also developed an Entrepreneurship Course Module that has been implemented in several universities in developing countries for training university students in the basics of entrepreneurship.
Surya Raghu obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Yale University and is the Founder & President of a high-tech company – Advanced Fluidics, LLC 2001, and Founding Partner & Co-Director of a non-profit company – ET Cube International, Inc. since 2013. His earlier affiliations were with Yale University, Technical University of Berlin, SUNY Stony Brook, and Bowles Fluidics Corporation. He has also been a visiting scientist at NIST and AFOSR Laboratories and a guest lecturer at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Raghu has inventions related to aerospace, automotive, consumer, and biotechnology applications and has been awarded 15 US patents and has over 10 pending patents/invention disclosures as an inventor or co-‐inventor.