Dr. Jitesh Panchal
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Jitesh H. Panchal is a Professor and Assistant Head of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BTech (2000) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, and MS (2003) and PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Panchal's research interests are in (1) design at the interface of social and physical phenomena, (2) computational methods and tools for digital engineering, and (3) secure design and manufacturing. He is a recipient of CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF); Young Engineer Award, Guest Associate Editor Award, and three best paper awards from ASME; and was recognized by the B.F.S. Schaefer Outstanding Young Faculty Scholar Award, the Ruth and Joel Spira Award, and as one of the Most Impactful Faculty Inventors at Purdue University. He is a co-author of two books and has co-edited one book on engineering systems design. He has served as the program chair of the 2022 ASME IDETC/CIE conference, and on editorial board of international journals including ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, and ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering.
Research Interests: Collective innovation, Open source product development, Complex networks, Agent-based modeling, Computational design, Robust design and uncertainty management, Integrated products and materials design.
Research Areas: Design, and Manufacturing and Materials Processing
- Ph.D. (ME), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005
- M.S. (ME), Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003
- B.Tech. (ME), Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, 2000
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