Dr. Raju Datla is an Associate Scientist at the Davidson Laboratory and his specialties include marine hydrodynamics and coastal engineering. Since 1935, the Davidson Laboratory at Stevens Institute of Technology has been an international leader in the field of ocean engineering. It conducts basic and applied research in hydrodynamics, ocean engineering and the environment. Dr. Datla oversees a staff that includes 10 senior researchers, three research engineers, a technical and support staff of eight, and 15 graduate students. In the past he has worked with commercial firms and developed relevant cutting edge technologies. Initially, Dr. Datla will be responsible for the wave tank testing at the Davidson Laboratory.