Suite 204, 200 Central Ave
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Newark, NJ 07103
United States

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Dr. Dibakar Datta is currently an assistant professor (Sept. 2016 – present) at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA. He finished his Ph.D. at Brown UniversityHis major is Mechanics of Solids & Structures and minors are Physics & Chemistry. While at Brown, he was also a visiting researcher at The Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM), The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA. He got an opportunity for his postdoctoral training (Mar. 2015-Aug. 2016) in Mechanics and Computation at Stanford University. 


09/2010 – 01/2015 : Doctorate of Philosophy, Brown University, School of Engineering, Providence, RI, USA ; Specialization: Major – Mechanics of Solids and Structures, Minors – Physics, Chemistry Adviser: Prof. Vivek B. Shenoy 01/2014 – 01/2015 : Visiting Ph.D. Scholar, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, USA

BE (IIEST, Shibpur, India) ; ME (IISc, Bangalore, India) ; MSc (UPC & ECN, Europe)


09/2016 – Present : Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, USA.

03/2015 – 08/2016 : Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Stanford University, Division of Mechanics and Computation, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford, USA.

02/2010 – 07/2010 : Research Intern, Laboratoire de Mécanique des Structures Industrielles Durables (LaMSID), Électricité de France (EDF), Code_Aster Software Team, Paris, France.

Ph.D. Students

** Mr. Jatin Kashyap (Fall 2016 – present )  [Web]

Education::  MTech in Mechanical Engineering, BITS Pilani Hyderabad, India

** Ms. Vidushi Sharma ( Fall 2017 – present )  [LinkedIn Profile] [YouTube Channel]

 Education::  MTech in Molecular Engineering and Advanced Chemical Analysis, NIT Kurukshetra, India

** Mr. Joy Datta ( Fall 2020 – present )

Education::  BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Chittagong University of Engineering & Technology, Bangladesh 

Group Alumni

Postdoctoral Scholar 

 ** Dr. Kamalika Ghatak (May 2017 – December 2019) [LinkedIn Profile]

 Education:: Ph.D. in Chemistry,  CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune, India 

 Ph.D. Adviser : Prof. Sourav Pal

Master Students

 ** Mr. Nil Dhankecha (Spring 2019 – Summer 2019)

 ** Mr. Kevintejas Sheth (Fall 2018)

 ** Mr. Navneet Kumar (Fall 2018)

  ** Mr. Satbir Singh Bhatti (Spring 2018)

  ** Mr. Harsimranjit Singh (Spring & Fall 2017)

Undergraduate Students

 @ NJIT, Newark, USA

 **  Mr. Joseph Torsiello (Spring & Summer 2019)

 **  Mr. Jinay Shah (Spring & Summer 2019)

 ** Mr. Arjav Shah (Fall 2018)

 ** Mr. Lucas Janusik (Fall 2018)

 ** Mr. Yagiz Balkay (Spring 2018) 

  ** Ms. Nitya Iyer (Summer 2017; visiting undergrad)

  Education during her time at DattaLab::  Freshman in the Engineering Honors Academy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA

 @ University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

 ** Ms. Weiwei-Bing Zhang (Summer 2014)

 ** Mr. Kevin Zhai (Summer 2014 & Fall 2014)

 Later:: MS student in Data Science at Northwestern University, IL, USA

 ** Mr. Bill Guo (Summer 2014)

 ** Mr. Clark Shurtleff (Summer 2014)

Community College Students

  Students from Essex County College, Newark, NJ 

 **  Mr. Edson Josius (Summer 2019), Funded by the National Science Foundation,  Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (NSF-LSAMP).

High-School Student

 ** Ms. Priyanka Solanki ( July 2017 – December 2018), Montville Township High School, Montville, New Jersey, USA.

– Published a first-author paper in Computational Materials Science

– Presented a poster at the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, USA, 2018.

– Among the 10% applicants selected for oral presentations at ‘The 2019 New Jersey Junior Science & Humanities Symposium at Rutgers University‘ (March 4-5, 2019). Congrats, kid. 

Later – Priyanka will start undergraduate study at Brown University from Fall 2019.

 – Summer 2019 –

 ** Mr. Justin Vasquez, Union City High School, NJ, USA. (ACS SEED Program)

 ** Ms. Oluwafunmilayo Fatolu, Jonathan Dayton High School, NJ, USA  (US Army REAP Program)

 ** Ms. Haley Flores, Memorial High School, NJ, USA  (US Army REAP Program)

 ** Mr. Manuel Guzman, Union City High School, NJ, USA. (ACS SEED Program)

 ** Mr. Yoshiki Kakehi (Summer 2019 – present) , Bergen County Technical High School Teterboro, NJ, USA