Dr. Miraj has been a practicing engineer for almost four decades and has worked in academia, civil infrastructure, automotive, aerospace and defense sectors. Surprisingly all activities have been on the cutting edge of technology, including ship design, real-time control, robotics, simulation, computational modeling, crash analysis, advanced composite design, and material characterization and testing. The common thread throughout has been the efficient utilization of materials and personnel to achieve optimal results on time and on budget. The resulting experience has allowed Dr. Miraj to appreciate the synergy of engineering and the business fundamentals that drive it. Accordingly, Dr. Miraj has developed an acute eye for opportunities both in the long term and short term through research, collaboration, and direct market sales, which has been supplemented by an innovative sense of marketing, outreach, branding, positioning and packaging. As a result, Dr. Miraj is best suited to merge technology with the bottom line for AlphaSTAR’s corporate growth and stability.
Dr. Miraj earned his B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He has M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in New York and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The George Washington University, Washington DC. He has authored numerous reports and publications and is active with outreach to universities and colleges.