Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Electrical And Computer Engineering, Purdue University, 2014
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, 2007
Licenses & Certifications
  • Certified Flight Instructor in single and multiengine airplanes and instruments
  • Certified Flight Instructor Instruments (CFII)
  • Commercial Airplane, Instrument, Multi-engine pilot
  • Commercial drone operator
  • First Aid, CPR, and AED trained
Professional Honors
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society
Professional Affiliations
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ─ IEEE (member)
  • Society of Aviation and Flight Educator ─ SAFE (member)
  • National Association of Flight Instructors ─ NAFI (member)
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association ─ AOPA (member)
  • Experimental Aircraft Association ─ EAA (member)

Dr. Raghunathan specializes in electrical and electronics engineering. He uses his knowledge and background in electrical systems and sensors to assist clients in a variety of projects. 

Dr. Raghunathan's work often includes design reviews and engineering analyses of electrical systems. He has experience with code and standard reviews, IoT networks, RF systems, embedded systems, electrical design analysis, printed circuit board (PCB) design analysis, IP matters, and fire investigations. Dr. Raghunathan's projects have involved investigations related to industrial accidents, PCB and control system failures. He has significant experience in the field of aviation and aviation systems. Dr. Raghunathan is a FAA certified commercial pilot, flight instructor, and sUAS drone operator.

Dr. Raghunathan has over a decade of experience in the design of electronic circuits, printed circuit boards (PCBs), embedded, (particularly for industrial applications) and wireless systems. He has significant experience in micro/nano fabrication techniques in cleanroom environments and printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) techniques. He has worked with a wide variety of design tools including Altium, Eagle, and Cadence for schematic design and PCB layout, L-Edit for lithography layouts, finite element analysis (FEA) tools such as COMSOL and Coventor, C/Python for embedded system development and MATLAB, ORIGIN Pro and Tecplot for data analysis. He has extensive knowledge of electrical and semiconductor characterization tools, such as scanning electron microscopes, semiconductor characterization systems and network analyzers.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Raghunathan worked as a staff scientist for the Birck Nanotechnology Center at Purdue University, where he was involved in the development of IoT wireless sensors and sensor networks for various Industrial and Agricultural applications. His work in this role involved the development of wireless and flexible sensors, sensors for Lyophilization and aseptic processing, and wireless sensors for concrete curing. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical engineering from Purdue University in 2014 where his dissertation focused on the development of MEMS g-switches for impact applications. He also worked as a Post-Doctoral Research associate after graduation and was involved in the development of wireless radiation sensors for dosimetry applications. In addition, Dr. Raghunathan has significant teaching experience, both in the classroom and as a certified flight instructor.