Ajay Raghavan manages the Analytics for Condition Evaluation of Systems (ACES) area within the System Sciences Lab. The ACES team is focused on developing cutting-edge analytics and sensing technologies for reliable, safe, and optimal life-cycle management of a broad spectrum of cyber-physical systems. Application areas of interest for health and condition management presently include systems in the energy, transportation, aerospace, defense, and manufacturing sectors.
Ajay is the Principal Investigator on the SENSOR project under the ARPA-E AMPED program, where he is leading a multidisciplinary effort between PARC and LG Chem Power to develop fiber optic sensing-based battery management systems. Previously, he successfully led a research project on device health management, the technologies from which are presently being commercialized by Xerox Services on 2000+ photo enforcement devices.
Prior to joining PARC, Ajay worked as Lead Algorithms Engineer at Metis Design Corporation, where he was involved in developing compact active sensor systems and algorithms for health monitoring of aerospace structures using guided-wave methods. He has also consulted for various companies and agencies such as Boeing, NASA, Air Force Research Laboratory, Goodrich, ATK, and Vought Aircraft.
Dr. Raghavan obtained his Master's and Ph.D. work degrees in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor. He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Ajay has 16 pending patents; published two book chapters and 30+ papers in leading journals and conferences that have garnered 1000+ citations. He received the Best Paper award at the Prognostics and Health Management Society conference.
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Shedding light on advanced batteries to manage them better
posted 10 September 2014
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Trying to Break the U.S. Energy System for Its Own Good
19 August 2015 | Bloomberg
PARC and LG Chem Power Advance Development of SENSOR to Improve Battery Performance
14 July 2015 | The Battery Show News
Sensors Could Make Electric-Car Batteries Smaller and Cheaper
30 August 2013 | MIT Technology Review
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SENSOR: Embedded fiber-optic sensing in battery packs
16 September 2015
The Battery Show: The Expo for Advanced Batteries
15 September 2015 - 17 September 2015 | Novi, MI