PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR



Dr. Atul Thakur


Associate Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Center for Energy and Environment


My research interests include bio-inspired robotics, physics-aware planning of robotic systems, and application of robotics techniques for micro-manipulation of biological cells.
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Postdoctoral Research Associate, SBSD Laboratory, University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-12

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, 2011

M.Tech. in Manufacturing Engineering, IIT Bombay, 2006




CURRENT STUDENTS




Ph.D. (in progress)


Dharmveer Agarwal
Mukesh Kumar Singh
Pritam Ojha
Satyendra Nishad


 
M-Tech (in progress)

Akshay Y. Darekar
Pedapudi Bharath Raja Bhoopal


B-Tech (in progress)

Bansal Kumar
Chandan Bhatt
Shashank Shreyaskar
Sharique


PAST STUDENTS




Ph.D.

Sathish G. P.  (AUTOMATED SEGREGATION OF RECYCLABLES FROM SOLID WASTE STREAM USING THERMAL IMAGING TECHNIQUE), Graduated in Summer 2019
Aditi Raj (TRAJECTORY PLANNING FOR UNDERWATER ANGUILLIFORM-INSPIRED ROBOTS OPERATING IN PRESENCE OF AMBIENT FLOW), Graduated in Summer 2019

M-Tech


Abhishek Sharma, Graduated in Summer 2020

Aditya Sudeep Ratnaparkhi, Graduated in Summer 2020
Amit Kumar, Graduated in Summer 2019

Sushrut Lingayat, Graduated in Summer 2019
Shubham Pathak, Graduated in Summer 2019
Adnan Jawed, Graduated in Summer 2018
Rajan sippy, Graduated in Summer 2018
Aaditya Asati, Graduated in Summer 2018
Krishna AgrawalSumit Banerjee, Graduated in Summer 2017, (jointly supervised by Dr. Rishi Raj, Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Biswaranjan Das, Graduated in Summer 2017
Himansu Shaw, Graduated in Summer 2017
Kishan Gopal Karwa, Graduated in Summer 2017

Guddi Kumari, Graduated in Autumn 2015, (jointly supervised by Dr. Rishi Raj, Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Akash Das, Graduated in Spring 2015, (jointly supervised by Dr. Ajay Thakur, Department of Physics)

Anand Mishra , Graduated in Spring 2014

Sherbahadur Yadav, Graduated in Spring 2014




B-Tech


Mayank Tripathi, Graduated in Spring 2020
Rohit, Graduated in Spring 2019
Rishabh Shukla, Graduated in Spring 2019
Rahul Dilare, Graduated in Spring 2019
Rajendra Verma, Graduated in Spring 2019

Amit Kumar, Graduated in Spring 2018

Maneesh Meena, Graduated in Spring 2018

Kushagra Jain, Graduated in Spring 2018

Santhoshkumar Thati, Graduated in Spring 2018
Abhijeet Agnihotri, Graduated in Spring 2017
Ashwin Goyal, Graduated in Spring 2017
Chirag Jain, Graduated in Spring 2017
Raunak Srivastava, Graduated in Spring 2017

Pranav Kulkarni, Graduated in Spring 2016 (jointly supervised by Dr. Ajay Thakur, Department of Physics)

Samiran Mondal, Graduated in Spring 2015

C. Nitish, Graduated in Spring 2015

Ashesh Chattopadhyay, Graduated in Spring 2015 (jointly supervised by Dr. Rishi Raj, Department of Mechanical Engineering)

Shivam Chourey, Graduated in Spring 2014, (jointly supervised by Dr. Ajay Thakur, Department of Physics)

Nishant Vora, Graduated in Spring 2014, (jointly supervised by Dr. Ajay Thakur, Department of Physics)

Srinivas Gunti, Graduated in Spring 2014

Delip Thomas, Graduated in Spring 2014





Undergraduate Interns

Souvik Poddar, Summer 2017, B-Tech, NIT Agartala

Amit Kumar, Summer 2017,  B-Tech, BIT Patna

Rakesh kumar Bijarniya, Summer 2016, B-Tech, IIT Patna

Avdhoot Waghmode, Summer 2016, B-Tech, IIT Guwahati

Ravi Prakash, Summer 2016, B-Tech, NIT Warangal

Aditya Kumar, Summer 2015, B-Tech, IIT Guwahati

Venugopal Acche, Summer 2015, B-Tech, RGU

Ashutosh Prakash, Summer 2014, B-Tech, BIT Mesra

Shriyam Shaurya, Summer 2013, B-Tech, IIT Kanpur

Debashish Nayak, Summer 2013, B-Tech, IIT Guwahati

Roushan Sinha, Summer 2014, B-Tech, IIT Guwahati



Postgraduate Interns

Udayan Pandey (jointly supervised by Dr. Rishi Raj, Department of Mechanical Engineering)  2015-16

 

Project Fellows
Amarjeet Kumar (2013-2016) on DST Sponsored project "Robust Motion Planning of Amphibious-Inspired Robots"




COLLABORATORS


Dr. Raju Halder, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Patna

Dr. Rishi Raj, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Patna

Dr. Subrata Hait, Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Ajay Thakur, Department of Physics, IIT Patna

Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta, University of Maryland, College Park