Associate Professor

Jitesh H. Panchal's picture
Dr. Jitesh H. Panchal is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BTech (2000) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, and MS (2003) and PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Panchal's research interests are in the science of systems engineering with focus on three areas: (i) democratization of design and manufacturing, (ii) decision making in decentralized socio-technical systems, and (iii) integrated products and materials design. He is a co-author of the book titled Integrated Design of Multiscale, Multifunctional Materials and Products. He is a recipient of CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Young Engineer Award and three best paper awards from ASME, and a university silver medal from IIT Guwahati. He is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design.

PhD Candidate

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Adam Dachowicz is a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering. Adam graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2015 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, where he worked as an undergraduate research assistant in the Systems Realization Lab at OU (SRL@OU). His past work has involved the realization of complex systems and FE analysis of manufacturing processes.

Ph.D. Candidate

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Murtuza Shergadwala graduated with a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. His research interests include collective systems innovation and socio-technical systems. He joined the Direct PhD program at Purdue University in Fall 2014. He is the recipient of the prestigious Ward A. Lambert fellowship in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Through the fellowship he has received an opportunity to be an instructor for a requisite junior-level undergraduate course ME352: Machine Design 1 Email:

PhD Candidate

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Ashish M. Chaudhari is currently a PhD Candidate in Mechanical Engineering. He recently graduated from Indian Institute of Technology with major in Mechanical Engineering. He has previously worked on Non-linear Finite Element Analysis and its implementation on Graphics Processing Units (GPUs).
Sharmila is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering.