Faculty

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 Students

Adam Dachowicz's picture
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.
Atharva Hans's picture
Atharva finished his undergraduate from Purdue University in 2019 and started his Ph.D., wherein he is working towards developing models to estimate an individual’s state of knowledge about a specific engineering field.
Murtuza Shergadwala's picture
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: mshergad@purdue.edu
Ashish Chaudhari's picture
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).
Karim A. ElSayed's picture
Karim A. ElSayed is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. Karim graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in 2018 with a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering. He later joined the Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc) at WPI, where he worked on modeling of additive manufacturing processes, and received his M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2019.
Sharmila Karumuri's picture
Sharmila received her Dual degree in Product Design from the Mechanical Engineering Department, IIT Madras, India. She is currently a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering and she works on high-dimensional uncertainty quantification using physics-informed deep neural networks.

Alumni

Ahmad Taha's picture
Ahmad Taha received his PhD in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). For more information, please visit his UTSA webpage at: http://engineering.utsa.edu/ataha/
Joseph Thekinen's picture
Joseph received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is currently a Research Associate at Michigan State University.
Naman Mandhan's picture
Naman completed his undergraduate and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Parth Paritosh's picture
Parth Paritosh received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.
Piyush Pandita's picture
Piyush Pandita is a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his Bachelors in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College (PEC),Chandigarh in 2014, with honors in Mechanical Engineering.
Sainath Varikuti's picture
Sainath Varikuti is an Application Support Engineer at MathWorks Inc, Boston, MA. He received his B.E(Hons) (2012) from Birla Institure of Technology and Science, Pilani, India and MS (2014) in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, West-Lafayette, Indiana.
Siva Chaduvula's picture
Siva received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is currently working at Philips Research.
Zhenghui Sha's picture
Zhenghui Sha received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. For more information, please visit his lab webpage: https://sidilab.net/
E-mail: zsha@purdue.edu