Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Neera Jain earned her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013, her B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2006 and her M.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009, both in Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Jain was a visiting member of the research staff in the Mechatronics Group at Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she designed advanced control algorithms for HVAC systems. She is a recipient of the Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship (2010-2013) and the ASME Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2011-2012), and has authored more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on the topics of dynamic modeling and control of thermal energy systems.
Dr. Jain’s research is dedicated to ensuring a brighter energy future by advancing our understanding and utilization of multi-domain energy systems through dynamic modeling, optimization, and control design.