Faculty - School of Engineering



Ganesh B. Pokale
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    Being a Metallurgy and Material Science engineer from college of engineering, Pune (COEP), Mr. Ganesh has got a rich industry experience before he joined ADYPU. After working in industry for a long time, he left industry and joined ADYPU 2013 as his core interest in teaching and learning processes pulled him to academia. He has been performing as an assistant professor for last 6 years. His passion lies in exploring and implementing new teaching methodologies and designing new techniques in the area of teaching and learning at the advanced level. In addition to teaching, he has a great interest in research and writing scholastic research papers. He has ten international paper publications at his credit.

    His core interests include modern materials and education trend studies. He has been guiding students for under graduate and post graduate studies.


Geeta Susan John
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    She is a Postgraduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from M G University, Cochin. She has got an illustrious industry experience of 17 years in Human Resource and banking. She is a Certified Trainer in TEFL-Teach English as a Foreign Language from International TEFL Teacher's Training,(ITTT),Thailand and Business English from ITTT,Thailand. She also has P.G Diploma-Psychometric Testing & Measurement Techniques. She is a chairperson of Board of General Education, Humanities and Environment Sciences at ADYPU.

    Her core areas of interest include communication skills, soft skills and other areas of competency needed by students to get corporate ready. In her leisure time, she loves to spend time in her kichen garden and listen to soft music. She also likes to travel and visit new places, and she is fitness freak. In addition, she is associated with a couple of NGOs to help them in their work.


Dr. Biswajeet Champaty
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    Dr. Biswajeet Champaty is an Assistant Professor in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Ajeenkya D Y Patil Unversity, Pune since August 2016. He is a B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from Biju Patnaik University of Technology Odisha and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. He holds a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha.

    He has a profound interest in research in the field of medical electronics and instrumentation with specialization in biosignal-based intelligent human-computer interface design for controlling assistive devices. He has extensive expertise in device development for biosignal acquisition, MATLAB based graphical user interface design for real-time signal processing and event monitoring, biosignal-based wireless control of rehabilitative devices and assistive robotics and applications of IoT in healthcare. He has published 4 research publications in referred journals, 23 international publications in various IEEE conferences and 11 book chapters of international repute. 7 of his research papers have received best international paper awards.


Dr. Rakesh A Afre
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    Dr. Rakesh A. Afre completed his M.Sc. (Physics with specialization in Energy Studies) from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra and PhD (Nanotechnology) from Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), Nagoya, Japan under guidance of Prof. Tetsuo Soga. After his M.Sc. he joined as a JRF at IIT Mumbai to work on DST sponsored project entitled 'Carbon nanomaterials for solar cell' under the guidance of Prof. Maheshwar Sharon, Dept. of Chemistry.

    Later he moved to Japan to pursue his PhD degree under Japan Government Scholarship (Monbukagakusho). His doctoral studies were focused on 'Synthesis of carbon nanotubes by renewable natural precursors' In 2007. He accomplished a PhD and continued his further research on organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices at NIT. Then he moved to KRICT, South Korea for his next assignment to continue research on DSSCs and small molecule OPVs. Furthermore, he moved to Australia to continue his research on fabrication of transparent electrodes using nanomaterials for OPVs and then to Ethiopia as a Professor. He came back to India and joined Walchand Center for Research in Nanotechnology and Bionanotechnology (wcRnb), WCAS, Solapur as a HOD of Nanotechnology department under eminent directors Dr. Madhuri Sharon and Prof. Maheshwar Sharon.


Sheetal Dilip Solanki
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    Ms. Shital Solanki is an Assistant Professor in Mathematics. She has been awarded a gold medal in B.Sc. (Maths). She completed her M.Tech (IMCA) from the Nowrosjee Wadia college, Pune.  After her studies, she taught mathematics at Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune for four years and further worked in the same capacity at COEP.

    Her core interest areas include Graph theory, Operations Research, Real Analysis and Algebra. She has attended National level workshop on 'Applications of Mathematics in Engineering Education' conducted at IIT Guwahati, attended two National Conferences on 'Emerging trends in Soft Computing' and on 'Discrete Mathematics' and National Seminar on 'Applications of Mathematics and Statistics in Life Sciences'. 

    In addition to her teaching responsibilities she also works as an ERP coordinator of the University. She is a member of Board of Studies for School of Engineering. She also guides M.Tech students on projects such as suspension system, process control, simulation models etc. She also enjoys conducting different training programs for students on topics like Vedic Mathematics, Joy of Numbers, Mathematical Modeling using Scilab etc.


Mr. Manish Pandit


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    Mr. Pandit brings 28 years of rich and illustrious industry experience from the field of automobile design and development. He has been the head of research and development and the head of SDE family for renowned automobile firms. He has worked with all major OEMs in India including Bajaj Auto, Tata Motors, General Motors, Force Motors and contributed to the development of many successful products like Bajaj Caliber, Boxer, GM Beat, Force Traveler and Force One SUV.

    He has also worked in other countries in the world. He has worked with GM in Turin and Korea, Navistar in Chicago, USA, and with Ricardo at Shoreham in UK.

    Major part of his work experience comprises of Power-train design, CAD / CAM / CAE calibration development, Liaisoning with the major design houses in the world like AVL, PTC, SIAM and ARAI. Mr. Pandit has won many awards in his illustrious career. He is also fond of participating research activity. He presented a paper at XIIth National Conference on IC engines titled 'Correlation of Combustion Parameters & Engine Roughness'.


Ms. Debirupa Hore
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    Ms. Debirupa Hore has completed her B.E (Electrical Engineering) from State Government College, Guwahati and M.Tech in Power & Energy systems from National Institute of Technology, Silchar.

    She has been working as an academician and researcher for the last 10 years. She has taught various subjects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at various Engineering colleges in Guwahati and those affiliated to Pune University. She is currently pursuing her PhD in (Electrical Engineering) and her research work mainly involves wind energy, electrical drives, controllers, power electronics and artificial intelligence based techniques.

    She has attended several workshops, seminars and conferences. She has also published around 10 research papers related to Electrical and Electronic engineering in various national and international journals and conferences.


Ms. Aiswarya Dash
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    Ms. Aiswarya has completed her B.Tech and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from BPUT, Odisha and SRM University, Chennai, respectively. She has submitted her PhD thesis at the Department of Ceramic Engg, NIT-Rourkela on 'Bio-ceramics and its application in Bioimaging'.

    She has worked as an Assistant Professor at CMRIT, Bangalore in the Department of Electronics Engineering. She has received the fellowship from GITA, GoI to attend India-UK Collaborative Industrial Research & Development Programme at King's College, London from Feb 2017 to May 2017.

    Her area of expertise includes Nano-material synthesis and characterisation, Application of smart materials, Florescence imaging and Biomedical image processing. Her area of interest lies in Biomedical electronics and instrumentation, artificial organs and bio-materials, Analytical techniques and integrated sensor technology. She has presented and published 5 research papers at various international conferences and also published 3 journals of international repute to her credit.


Dr. Biswaprasun Chatterji
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    Dr Biswa Prasun Chatterji completed his PhD on micro-tubules and anticancer drugs from IIT Bombay in 2011 and M.Tech in Biotechnology from Jadavpur University in 2002.

    He has published 13 papers in international journals and has won the second prize in oral presentation on Xanthan fermentation found in food waste in Indian International Science festival 2015 at IIT Delhi.

    He is an ambidextrous professional who has worked in industry and academia with equal panache. He worked with MAHYCO and Dolcera for four years and worked as a lecturer for 5 years at St. Xavier College, Mumbai where he taught subjects prescribed for MSc. Biotechnology. He has worked as a guest lecturer at several colleges in Mumbai and has been a resource person in syllabus workshop on IPR in Biotech in Mumbai University.


Mr. Hobby Menon
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    Mr. Menon has completed his schooling from St Joseph's Boys, Kirkee and his graduation in Physics from Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune. He earned his MBA in Marketing from Indira Institute of Management.

    He has cumulative 17 years of experience spanning across various domains and functions: He started out as an event manager, organizing Rock Concerts, moved into the IT/ITES industry when it was still at a very nascent stage in India, and finally found his calling in Training/Learning, which he has been a part of for the past 10 years.

    He has trained more than 10000 industry professionals and facilitated a diverse range of programs ranging from communication to team building to leadership and management. He has also been a consultant to different companies (like Wipro, Infosys, Nililent, Dominos, Shopper's Stop and Vodafone) to assist them in the domains including learning and development, organizational development, talent engagement etc.