Dibakar Datta
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
Newark, NJ, USA

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

03/2015 – 08/2016 : Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Mechanics and Computation, Stanford University, California, USA


09/2010 – 01/2015 : Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Brown University, 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, Materials Science and Engineering, USA )

BE (IIEST Shibpur, India) ; ME (IISc Bangalore, India) ; MSc (UPC & ECN, Europe), MSc Intern at Électricité de France (EDF), France

Ph.D. Students/Candidates

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

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

** Ms. Rumana Hasan (starting in Fall 2022)

Education: BS in Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh ; MS in Mechanical Engineering, Islamic University of Technology (IUT), Bangladesh

Group Alumni

Ph.D. Graduate

** Dr. Vidushi Sharma (Graduated in October 2021)  [LinkedIn Profile] [YouTube Channel]

After Ph.D. : Research Scientist for Material Discovery at IBM Research, Almaden, California, USA

** Dr. Jatin Kashyap (Graduated in August 2022) [LinkedIn Profile] [YouTube Channel]

After Ph.D. : Postdoc at Biomedical Engineering Department, NJIT, USA.

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. Adrian Cespedes (Summer 2022)

**  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. 

After High-School :: Priyanka started 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