Lecturer/Head of System & Design Research Cluster, School of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Dr. Parvathy Rajendran is an associate professor and has served in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 2013. She completed her PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, United Kingdom in October 2012. There, her research includes UAV design, development and flight testing, and UAV’s systems development and testing. She has also been involved as a systems and flight test engineer in various UAV projects in the UK, which all successfully flown. Her position as the Head of System and Design Research Cluster and as the Laboratory Manager for UAV Laboratory in the School of Aerospace Engineering provides further recognition to her credibility. In addition, she has attained the titles Professional Engineer from the Board of Engineers Malaysia and Chartered Engineer (CEng.) from the Engineering Council in United Kingdom. As a young research academician, Rajendran has produced many high-impact publications. She has also been appointed by a few international journals to be an editor-in chief, guest editor, international advisor and member of the reviewer board. She has been the chairman and member of the technical conference committee of various international conferences. In addition, she has maintained various grants, which totals more than RM 1 million. Thus, she has contributed well for the development of human capitals. Her active involvement in teaching, research, consultancy and service to the university, and community has emphasized her enthusiastic academician nature with high potential to contribute on the aerospace engineering field.