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Valeria Andreoli

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Valeria likes learning new languages and reading, she loves cooking and baking. She is engaged in student associations like the Graduate Women in Engineering Network at Purdue and she enjoys volunteering

Papa Aye (Nyansafo) Aye-Addo

PhD Student of Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: Nyansafo enjoys playing the Djembe, Conga, Cajon and other percussion instruments. He also loves to learn and experience different cultures and languages.

Lakshya Bhatnagar

PhD Student of Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: Lakshya is an avid sci fi reader and enjoys travelling and experiencing the unknown, especially when it comes to food. He loves a good hike and has been eagerly waiting for another chance to scuba dive in a coral reef.

James Braun

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: James snowboards the French/Austrian Alps or Colorado mountains in the winter and in summertime goes hiking with the boy scouts. James particularly enjoys Belgian, French and Mediterranean cuisine.

David Gonzalez Cuadrado

Postdoctoral Researcher

Hobbies: David really enjoys sports, all kind of sports, practicing them more than watching them even though he likes it as well. Spanish and Italian food and Belgian beer, particularly Westmalle, are some of his pleasures in life.

Jordan Fisher

PhD Student of Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: Jordan is a player on the Purdue Men's Rugby Team, and enjoys training in weightlifting and powerlifting. He is a classically trained pianist of 13 years and likes to go hiking and to the creek with his dog Cosmo.

Paht Juangphanich

PhD Student of Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: Paht enjoys eating ice cream and salsa dancing. He has been eating ice cream since he could remember and he enjoys attending conferences in big cities where he can dance. He has lived in Thailand, Australia, and now resides in Indiana.

Zhe Liu

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Zhe loves basketball and working out. He started to play the piano at the age of 5. Coming from the east Asia, he enjoys discovering new cultures, reading history, and traveling to mysterious places.

Francisco Lozano

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Francisco truly enjoys reading, especially historical novels and history books. He also loves music, both listening and playing (percussion and piano). He likes traveling, getting to know new places and cultures, as well as learning new languages.

Guillermo Paniagua

PhD Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Guillermo likes cycling, skiing, reading inspirational stories, taste wine and cook sometimes.

Iman Rahbari

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Iman enjoys traveling to different places, hanging out with locals and tasting new cuisines. He likes listening to the music and singing along (he seems to have a good voice). He also plays soccer and volleyball in his spare time.

David Ramirez

MS Student of Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: I enjoy driving, plane spotting, flying around the world, and anything related with aviation and the automotive world.

Jorge Saavedra

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Jorge is an experienced long-distance runner that has completed more than 20 half marathons and a couple of marathons. He enjoys reading military history reports and visiting historic battlefields.

Udit Vyas

PhD Student of Mechanical Engineering

Hobbies: Udit enjoys playing basketball and weightlifting in his free time. He also follows the NBA and the NFL closely.

Undergraduate Researchers

Nick Long

BS Student in Aeronautical Engineering

Hobbies: Outside of his studies Nick enjoys music, theatre, and film. Nick also enjoys traveling and spending time with his friends and family.

Lab Specialists

Paul Clark

Lead Instrumentation Designer and Laboratory Administrator

Business Administration - MBA

Hobbies: In his spare time, Paul enjoys restoring jukeboxes as a hobby and he is an Audiophile. He is a master host of Airbnb near Notre Dame.

Swapnil Ingale


Hobbies: Swapnil enjoys fixing the water jet and teaching undergraduates how to machine things safely at Bechtel Innovation Design Center (BIDC).



Cis De Maesschalck

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Jorge Sousa

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Naga Tejadeep Kalipi

MS in Mechanical Engineering