Ph.D. Students

Ashish Aphale

Ashish is a Ph.D student in Computer Science and Engineering at UB. He pursued his master of science in Mechanical Engineering from UB in 2008. Ashish is working under Dr. Prabir Patra on single cell mechanics, analyzing stress generated on a single cell under deformation. This research could give a greater understanding of disease related to physiological forces. Ashish is also interested in bio-inspired nanomaterials, biosensors, nanomaterials for sustainability, carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene structures and biomimetics. Ashish loves to play ping pong, cricket and travelling.

Bhushan Dharmadhikari

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  • Research interests are Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), VLSI, Nanotechnology and Biomedical Engineering, Modeling and Simulation of Micro and Nano Structures,Industrial and Electrical Safety.

Isaac Macwan

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  • Research Interests: Design and fabrication of analog/mixed signal VLSI chips, VLSI testing, BioMEMS, nanotechnology and biomedical engineering.

Richard Colon

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  • Research Interests: Computational Creativity. Artificial Intelligence techniques for computer generation of short story literature.

graduate students supervised

  1. Gunes Inan (In-situ Polymerized Flame Retardant nylon6/montmorillonite nanocomposite)
  2. Sandeep Razdan (Enhanced thermal stability and Flame Retardancy of Polypropylene-fume silica Nanocomposites) (with Steve Warner)
  3. Shamal Mhetre (In-situ Polymerization of -caprolactam with Single Walled Nanotube) (with Yong Kim)
  4. Phaneswar Katangur (Nano structured UV resistant coating) (with Steve Warner)
  5. Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan (Flame retardant nanocomposite of nylon6-layered silicate
  6. Sarang Deodhar (Chemical mode of flame retardancy of PP/CaCO3 nanocomposites)
  7. Amit Sawhney (Formation of connectors on nylon 6 fabric by inkjet printing and electroless plating) (with Paul Calvert)
  8. Animesh Aggrawal( Piezoresistive softstructured strain sensors) (with Paul Calvert)
  9. Yue Huo (Synthesis of polyborosiloxane for compatibilization and flame retaradncy of PET/layered silicate nanocomposites)

advised undergraduates

  1. Natalia Crossby 2003 - Thermal stability and Flame retardancy of nylon 6/clay nanocomposites
  2. Scott Paquin 2004 - Thermal stability of PP/silica Nanocomposites
  3. Aziza Williams 2004 - Thermal Flammability properties of Nanocomposites
  4. Currently advising 4 undergraduate students