LAB MEMBERS2022-10-20T01:21:16+00:00

Panat Lab Members


Rahul Panat,
Russell V. Trader Associate Professor

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Pune University
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
PhD, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Professional Experience:
2017-Present, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University
2014-2017, Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, WSU, Pullman
2004-2014, Intel Corporation, Chandler AZ
Link to CV
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Graduate Students and Postdocs

Dr. Bin Yuan, Postdoc
PhD, Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames IA, 2019
MS, New Mexico State University

BS, Materials, Southwest University of S&T, China

Sandy Ritchie, PhD Student
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University, Starksville

Jacob Brenneman, PhD Student
BA, Physics, Goshen College, Indiana


Mert Can Arslanoglu, PhD Student
Co-advisor: Burak Ozdoganlar

BS, Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University, Turkey

Sanjida  Jahan, PhD Student
BS, Aeronautical Engg, Military Institute of Science & Technology, Dhaka Bangladesh

MS, Aerospace Engg, UCF, Orlando

Chunshan Hu, PhD student
BS, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, Northwest A&F University, China

MS, Washington State University, Pullman WA (this group), 2017

Caitlyn Santiago, BS Student, CMU

Mihir Lovalekar, BS Student, CMU

Andrew McNeill, BS Student, UPitt

Brendan Livelsberger, BS Student, Duquesne


Dr. Azahar Ali, Postdoc
Now Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech 2022, VA
Postdoc, Iowa State University (2016-19)
PhD, Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Md Taibur Rahman
Now Senior R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Chandler AZ
Postdoc, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA (this group) 2017-2018
PhD, Washington State University, Pullman WA (this group) 2017

MS, Univ of Texas at El Paso, El Paso TX, 2014
BS, Chittagong Univ of Eng & Tech (CUET), Bangladesh

Dr. Yeasir Arafat
Now Senior R&D Engineer, Intel Corporation, Chandler AZ
PhD, Washington State University (this group), 2019
BS, Islamic University of Technology, Bangladesh, 2012

Prithviraj Deshmukh, MS Student, CMU
Currently Engineer at H-quest Vanguard Inc., Pittsburgh
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (this group)

Roozbeh Danaie, MS
Now Module Engineer, Intel Corporation, Chandler AZ
MS, Washington State University, Pullman WA (this group), 2017
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Sharif University of Technology, Iran

Dr. Mohammad Sadeq Saleh, Postdoc
Now a postdoc at Princeton University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2011
MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran, 2013
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA (this group), 2019

Russell Moser, MS
Now Engineer at PACCAR Technical Center, Seattle WA
BS, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
MS, Washington State University, Pullman, WA (this group), 2017

Mrunal Vaze, MS, 2020
Now at Simple Origin, Pittsburgh PA

BE, Mechanical Engineering, Pune University, India

Chih-Yang Cheng, MS
Now at TDK InvenSense, Waltham MA
MS, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA (this group), 2019
BS, Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

Rit Bezbaruah, BS
Now engineer at Boeing Corp., Seattle WA
BS, Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2019
MS, at Carnegie Mellon University, 2021

Ankita Kalkar, BS Student, CMU