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Faculty - School of Engineering

Dr. Biswajeet Champaty

Dr. Biswajeet Champaty is the Head of the School of Engineering at Ajeenkya D Y Patil Unversity, Pune, He received his B.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Biju Patnaik University of Technology Odisha and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. He earned his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha. He joined School of Engineering, ADYPU in August 2016.

He has a profound interest 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 8 research publications in referred journals, 26 international publications in various IEEE conferences and 13 book chapters of international repute. 7 of his research papers have received best international paper awards.

Dr. Biswajeet has received the ISER-Young Scientist Award 2017 by International Society for Engineers and Researchers, Vienna, Austria for his contribution to the field of “Human-Computer Interaction”.

 
Dr. Biswaprasun Chatterji

Dr Biswa Prasun Chatterji completed his Ph.D. 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.

 
Suraj Kumar Nayak

Mr. Suraj Kumar Nayak is an M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Biotechnology and Medical Engineering, NIT Rourkela in 2015. Currently pursuing his Ph.D. from the same department. Mr. Nayak is a young dynamic researcher with 75+ publications in reputed journals, books, international conferences, and 290+ citations. He has also filed 2 patents in 2019.

Dr. Nayak has received the prestigious International Travel Scheme (ITS) grant from the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India for presenting his research at the 25th European Signal Processing Conference in 2017 held in Los Island, Greece.

He is the reviewer of the Journal of Texture Studies, and Journal of Informatics in Medicine Unlocked. Mr. Nayak has bagged 2 best paper awards to his credit, one in ICAME 2015 international conference held in JIS college, Kolkata, and the other in INDICON 2016 conference held at IISc Bangalore.

Mr. Nayak is also the Founder and CEO of a startup called Clavictor Academy Private Limited, which is incubated at EIC, ADYPU Pune, and FTBI, NIT Rourkela. The startup develops various services like animated video lectures, notes, mock test series, live classes, mentoring facility, real-time doubt clearing facility, and most importantly daily self-study guidance for students. It also conducts various entrance guidance programs and skill development programs for helping the students in improving their employability. This startup has won the Odisha Youth Innovation Fund Award-2019 conducted by Govt. of Odisha, and Entrepreneurship in Residence (EiR) grant-2020 from the Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeiTY), Govt. of India. Further, the startup was featured on Twitter of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India for its effort in implementing Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan.

 
Sneha Shinde

Ms. Sneha Shinde is an Adjunct Professor. She possesses a Postgraduate degree in Computers and Information Technology from Savitribai Phule Pune University.

She has an industry experience of 1.8 years in the Web Development Domain on Drupal Technology. Being a Data Science Enthusiast, she has worked on multiple projects in Data Science, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, and Web Development domain. She has experience in organizing and volunteering at the Women in Data Science Pune Conference(2019-2020) also is an active member of the Women in Machine learning and Data science, social group.

Her team was one of the top three winners in Hertech Hackathon Pune, Presented by Facebook. She also possesses an I.S.T.Q.B(Foundation Level) Certificate in Software Testing Domain.

 
Dr. Ipsita Swain

Dr. Ipsita has completed her B-Tech from a state government college, Odisha in Mechanical Engineering, and has a Ph.D. in “Nanoporous material for energy storage devices” at the Department of Materials Engineering, NIT-Rourkela. She holds the award of DAAD scholarship from Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany under the IEK-1 team. Her current area of research includes material engineering for energy storage devices, drug delivery, robotics, and automation. She has a keen interdisciplinary approach to her research work and aspires to continue to collaborate in different fields.

 
Dr. Sachin Rajas

Dr. Sachin Rajas has completed his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Amravati University. He has also completed his B.Ed. from Nagpur University. He has total 19 years of teaching experience in engineering colleges of four different University. His area of research is geometric function theory and fractional calculus. His core area includes Univalent and Multivalent function and their analytical and geometrical properties which deals with complex analysis.

He has published total 11 research papers in International Journals and presented 7 research papers at National/ International Conferences. He has participated/ organized 21 STTP/FDP/Workshop/Seminar/Orientation program/Conference. He is author of 2 books of Engineering Mathematics I and III. He has worked as a reviewer for Tata Mc-Graw Hill Ltd. He is a life member of 3 professional societies as ISTE, IJMSEA and IJERIA.

 
Khushabu Trivedi

Ms. Khushabu Trivedi is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science & Engineering with 4 years of teaching experience in various institutes and universities in Pune and Rajasthan. She also served the role of Teaching Assistant in Govt. College Engineering, Ajmer (Rajasthan).

She completed her B.Tech from Rajasthan Technical University and M.Tech from State Government College, Rajasthan. She is UGC-NET Qualified with a 99.28 percentile. She won the “Best Paper Award” for her research work in “Mass Estimation and Density Estimation” at the IEEE conference. She had submitted an idea in “Smart India Hackathon 2017” under the Department of Rural Development Ministry.

Her core interest areas include Data Mining, Machine Learning, Python, and Blockchain. She holds a good command of the various subjects of Computer Science and Engineering like Neural Networks, Artificial Engineering, Software Engineering, Operating systems, DBMS, Data structure, and cloud computing.

She has attended the National Institute of Technical Teachers and Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh workshops on various technologies. She has many papers published in international journals.

 
Dr. Naveen G. Patil

Dr. Naveen G. Patil has 3 years of research and 1-year of teaching experience and has published 5 papers in the reputed SCI journals and one book chapter. He has recently applied for the InSc young researcher award it is under evaluation.

He has completed B. E. (Mechanical) and M. Tech. (Thermal Power systems) from VTU Belgaum, Karnataka. He also holds a Ph.D. degree from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore campus in the field of the heat transfer characteristics from high generating IC chips intended to cool by using (Liquid cold plate +Heat sink based ) hybrid cooling systems and passive cooling. His area of research interest lies in Thermal Management Systems, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Heat transfer & Numerical Methods, Battery Cooling Systems using PCM, Inverse heat transfer, and optimization methods.

 
Dr. Shankar Mukundrao Khade

Dr. Shankar completed M.Sc. in Biotechnology from Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded, Maharashtra, and received his M. Tech. in Biotechnology from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela. He earned his Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from IIT, Varanasi. Along with being with association with ADYPU, he is also an Editorial Board Member of the journal “American Journal of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering” and Reviewer of “Preparative Biochemistry and Biotechnology” and “Signa Vitae” Journals. He has presented his Ph.D. research work at an international conference organised by NTU and AIChE in Singapore and many more National conferences. He has also published 12 peer-reviewed research articles in reputed journals.

He has a core interest in the field of Microbial Biochemicals of therapeutic importance, Bioenergy (2G and 3G ethanol), and bioremediation. His doctoral studies were focused on the “production and Purification of uricase enzyme from microbial sources and its application in the treatment of gout disease”. During M. Tech (2011 – 13) and Ph.D. (2013 – 18), he received an MHRD fellowship, Govt. of India. Later, he joined as a Project Associate at R&D, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bangalore, and worked in the Bioenergy area.

 
Prof Sameer Agrawal

Prof. Sameer Agrawal has 8 years of experience in teaching Mechanical engineering subjects at the Undergraduate level. He has carried out a one-year full-time project at “Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai” during his Master’s program. He is specialized in the Design Engineering domain with his Masters’s in Automobile Engineering. He has a very keen interest in teaching and likes to explore and append new teaching methodologies during the teaching and learning process. He is a NPTEL Certified candidate for many prime courses. He was a core team member for curriculum designing of the Second Year 2019 course of Savitribai Phule Pune University for two subjects, Solid mechanics and Kinematics of Machinery. Along with academics, he possesses a great degree of enthusiasm for Co-curricular activities, organizing technical events, social activities, sports (indoor and outdoor).

 
Dr. Harshal Patil

Dr. Harshal Patil has more than 12 years of experience in teaching wide technology courses including Data Structures & Algorithm, DataBase & Application, Ethical Hacking, Artificial Intelligence, Digital Forensic, Cryptography, Internet of Things, etc. Quarterly Franklin Membership by London Journal Press, UK(2019). He has won Quarterly Franklin Membership by London Journal Press, UK, and Innovation in ICT Technique for Teaching Learning Process in 2019. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Jaipur National University. He also possesses multiple certifications from OPSWAT viz Cyber Security Associate, MetaDefender Associate, Secure Data Workflow Associate. He is also a certified Blockchain Developer by IBM. He is a member of CSI and ISTE and published 11 papers to date.

 
Dr. Shital Giri

Dr. Shital Giri has done 4 years full time research work on “Studies in Development of Low Glycemic Index Foods” during Ph.D. She has 2 research publications in refereed international journals. Dr. Giri received her B.Tech in Food Sciences from the CFT, Parbhani University and M.Tech in Food Technology from LIT College, Nagpur University. She is specialized in Food Engineering and Technology domain with her Ph.d. in Food Engineering and Technology from Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai. She has successfully completed Task in her inplant training on “T-reactor jamming” in Mondelez India Foods Private Limited (Formerly Cadbury India Ltd.) in the inplant training period of M.Tech. She has worked on “Development of Bitter gourd-Amla churna”.

 
Ganesh B. Pokale

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.

 
Dr. Rakesh A Afre

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

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.

 
Dr. Debirupa Hore

Dr. 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 and Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) from Gauhati University.

She has been working as an academician and researcher for the last 11 years. She has taught various subjects in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at various Engineering colleges in Guwahati and those affiliated to the University of Pune. 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 14 research papers related to Electrical and Electronic engineering in various reputed national and international journals and conferences including IEEE, SAGE Publications etc.

 
Dr. Aiswarya Dash

Dr. Aiswarya has completed her B.Tech and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from BPUT, Odisha and SRM University, Chennai, respectively. She has submitted her Ph.D. 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.

 
Dr. Neeti Sharma

Dr. Neeti Sharma holds a Masters Degree in Biochemistry (Gold Medalist) from University of Lucknow and Doctorate degree in Biotechnology from the University of Pune. During her doctorate tenure as a CSIR fellow at National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune she devoted her research to understand the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of rare genetic syndrome (Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome). The focus of her research activities during her doctorate primarily dealt with the genetic basis of this congenital disorder, genomic profiling of nuclear genes implicated in epithelial ovarian cancer stem cells and exploring epigenetic marks in ovarian cancer and cancer stem-like cells.

Along with her research experience she has more than 9 years of teaching experience at leading institutions of India. She has published more than 40 research paper in various journals. Her areas of expertise lies in Cancer Biology, Nanochemoprevention and Epigentics.

 
Uttam Kumar

Mr. Uttam Kumar is an Assistant Professor in School of Engineering at Ajeenkya DY Patil Unversity, Pune since August 2018. He did his B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) from Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (formerly known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in 2011 and M.Tech in Biomedical Engineering from National Institute of Technology Rourkela, Odisha in 2013. He received an MHRD scholarship during his post-graduation.

He worked as Assistant Professor for 4 years and 10 months at NIMS University, Jaipur Rajasthan in the Department of Electrical Engineering. He holds a good command on the various subjects of Electrical and Electronics Engineering like network analysis and synthesis, signals and systems, control systems and electrical machines. His current area of interest is instrumentation, bioelectronics, biosensors, control system, and biomedical signal processing. He has published 2 research publications in referred journals and 2 international publications in IEEE conferences.

 
Dr. M. M. Kulkarni

Dr. Kulkarni possess 28 years of rich experience in teaching Mechanical engineering subject at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level. He also has worked as project engineer in turnkey project across India building factories, cement plants, chemical plants, and power plants. He is specialized in thermal engineering domain with his Ph.D. in area of refrigeration and air conditioning. He is an alumnus of College of Engineering, Pune. He has on his name 8 international publications and 12 international conferences where he presented his work on HVAC. He is NPTEL Certified candidate for many prime courses. He has obtained his course work training from Aalborg University, Denmark. He has trained many young aspirants and newcomers in the field of teaching profession to engineering. He has designed a curriculum for MSBTE as well as Pune University for many subjects. He has played a vital role as project coördinator for mechanical engineering for the University of Pune. He has authored famous books in automobile engineering, project management and AutoCAD.

Along with academics, he possesses great degree of enthusiasm and hummer for extracurricular activities, social activities, sports (Indoor and outdoor), trekking and singing.

 
Sneha Sarode

Ms. Sneha holds her B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) and Masters in Machine Design from North Maharashtra University.Apart from academic achievements to her credit, she also has rich industry experience. She worked as a Design Engineer with Eaton Technologies Pvt. Ltd. In addition, she is Green Belt certified in Design for Six Sigma.

Her area of research interest is product design & development and application of design thinking. She has published many articles in the areas of optimization of design and design modifications for high-temperature coupling used in engine bleed air system.

 
Neha Vekhande Hinge

Ms. Neha Vekhande-Hinge carries a decade of rich academic experience at various institutes and universities in the Mumbai and Pune region. Contributed as Assistant Professor at Amity University, Mumbai, & Officer-In-Charge, Regional Exam Distribution Centre, MSBTE.

Ms. Neha has completed B.E in Computer Science from Usha Mittal Institute of Technology, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, & Masters in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University. She also holds a P.G Diploma in Big Data Analytics from CDAC, Pune. Ms. Neha has attended many National and International workshops, seminars, and lectures. Her papers have been published in International journals. Ms. Neha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Computer Engineering.

An ICT (ATOS | Syntel) certified digital teacher and professionally certified in Business Analytics & Intelligence. Her area of interest is Machine Learning, Data Mining, Database Management, Information retrieval, Data Modeling, and Data visualization.

Ms. Neha has received the EDUCATION ICON AWARD-2020 for her contribution in the area of Education and Digitization in Education.