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Nagaraj, V. T.

Nagaraj, V. T.

Senior Research Scientist
Aerospace Engineering
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center


  • B.E. University of Mysore, India (Civil Engineering)
  • M.E., Indian Institute of Science, (Aerospace Engineering)
  • Ph.D., Loughborough University of Technology (Aerospace Engineering)



UMD Team Lands First Place in VFS Competition

Students’ entry achieves breakthroughs in speed, versatility.

UMD Undergraduate Team Wins VFS Competition

UMD’s undergraduate team took first place at the annual Vertical Flight Society Competition. 

A New Spin on a Classic da Vinci Design

UMD students build working prototype inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial screw.

Finding His Way

Graduating at 20, Rashaun Williams' path to UMD is as unique as his style.

Modernizing da Vinci’s Designs

UMD teams take top spots in 2020 VFS design competition to re-imagine Leonardo da Vinci’s aerial

Taking Flight

The undergraduate and graduate teams both won the Vertical Flight Society student competition.

Engineering Students Twice Victorious at International Rotorcraft Design Competition

Undergraduate and graduate student teams from the Clark School took top honors in an international competition.

UMD Teams Place 1st at AHS International's 34th Annual Student Design Competition

Making an impression, the University of Maryland took first place in both the graduate and undergraduate divisions.

UMD Takes First in Technical Design at DOE Competition

UMD students took first in Technical Design at the U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition.

University of Maryland Achieves First Successful Solar-Powered Helicopter Flight

Solar Gamera Team Achieves 9-Second Solar-Powered Helicopter Flight

UMD Students Cinch First Place in 33rd Annual AHS Student Design Competition

Aerospace engineering grad student's take first with unmanned disaster relief delivery vehicle, Halcyon.

UMD Team Lands First Place in AHS Student Design Competition

Maryland team lands first place in American Helicopter Society's 32nd Annual Student Design Competition.

UMD Clark School Announces Inaugural Awards Winners

New awards honor alumni, friends for career achievements and contributions to Clark School.

Aerospace Engineering Faculty Honored at University Celebration of Scholarship and Research

15 Aerospace Engineering faculty were recognized for their research and scholarly achievements.

Gamera Human-Powered Helicopter Team's 97-Second Flight Record Certified by NAA

Gamera awarded official U.S. record of 97 seconds for the duration of a human-powered helicopter flight.

UMD's Team Gamera Sets New Record for Human Powered Helicopter Flight Duration

Team's achievements celebrated at event attended by officials from Sikorsky, United Technologies Corporation, AHS International.

UMD Team Wins AHS Student Design Competition

Graduate student team takes top spot in the 30th Annual American Helicopter Society Design Competition.

Clark School Wins Helicopter Design Competition

Graduate students mark 11th win in 14 years of American Helicopter Society Design Competition.

Gamera Team Sets New Unofficial World Record for Human-Powered Helicopter Flight

Duration of 50 seconds a 400 percent improvement on 2011 record.

Clark School Human-Powered Helicopter Flies

"Gamera" takes flight, sets world record with female pilot aboard.

Two Big Wins for Clark School Teams

Aerospace engineering students win American Helicopter Society, NASA design competitions.

Rotorcraft Students Swoop in on First Place at AHS

Rotorcraft Students Win First Place at 2010 AHS Design Competition

Students place number one in helicopter design

1st place in the 25th Annual American Helicopter Design Competetion

American Helicopter Society (AHS)