Dr. Bandaru (Raja) was born in India and is a long term resident of East Brunswick having moved here in 1984 because of the congenial atmosphere and good school system. Having lived in East Brunswick for 30 plus years, he feels that moving here is one of the finest decisions he made. Raja and his family have been actively involved in East Brunswick in-school and extracurricular activities, have raised money for various school activities, and have been major donors to the EBEF.
Raja is also involved in cultural, educational and interfaith activities in the community, serving as a Hindu Chaplain at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and at University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. He also teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Rutgers University.
Dr. Bandaru has a Bachelor of Engineering with Honors (SV University), Master of Technology (IIT Kharagpur) and Ph.D. (IIT Delhi) in Electrical and Control Systems Engineering and a professional diploma in Accounting and Finance (England). He was a Fellow of Royal Statistical Society, England.
Dr. Bandaru is the founder of Trinity Consultants, Inc., a 30+ year New Jersey based telecommunications management consulting and systems integration company. Trinity also provides business, financial and technical support for prospective new entrepreneurs. He was also the founder of several startup companies in biomedical, electronics, and telecommunications.
Dr. Bandaru was a member of the faculty of electrical engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, India and IIT Delhi before moving to England where he worked for 10 years in areas of digital process control, systems engineering and development, and manufacture of optical fiber technology.
Dr. Bandaru was a member of the team that harnessed the development and manufacture of optical fiber technology in England – one of the first teams in the world to do so. He was a pioneering member of the team that initiated and developed network management systems for telecommunications and services at Bell Laboratories. Dr. Bandaru initiated and managed research, product and technology development in biomedical engineering.
Dr. Bandaru has published and lectured extensively in the areas of biomedical engineering, telecommunications, control engineering, management science, Vedanta and Indic studies. He has received several awards and honors in his educational and professional career including the title of Veda Vidya Rakshak (Protector of Vedic Knowledge) by the World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES) in July 2006.
Dr. Bandaru is a keen student of Telegu literature (one of the languages of India with roots as early as 4th Century BCE), Sanskrit, ancient Indian history, philosophy and evolution of Indian culture through the ages. He teaches Sanskrit and Hinduism, and has authored five books on Sanskrit grammar. He often represents Hinduism at interfaith meetings and is keenly involved in the development of youth.
Raja and his wife Lakshmi are proud parents of four children, all who graduated from the EB school system. Their daughter Padmaja, a 1986 graduate of EBHS, graduated from Rutgers with a BS and from the Washington University Medical School, St. Louis with a MS in Occupational Therapy; their son Kishore, a 1988 graduate of EBHS, graduated with a BS in Business from Keane University; their son Venu, a 1989 graduate of EBHS, graduated with a BS in Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson; and their youngest son Krishna, a 1989 graduate of EBHS, graduated with a BS and MS in electrical engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.