Rajat Saksena

Hometown: Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India

Previous Degrees/Institutions: M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chanpaign, M. Tech in Nuclear Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology ,Kanpur, India , B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, Bhilai Institute of Technology, India

Advisor/Research Group: Prof. Jeffrey Sutton, Turbulence and Combustion Research Laboratory

Hobbies/Interests: Exploring an interesting hobby!

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: “some day”


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Sajith Dharmasena

Sajith Bio

Hometown: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Previous Degrees/Institutions: B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University

Advisor/Research Group: Dr. Hanna Cho, Micro/nano Mltiphysical Dynamics Lab

Hobbies/Interests: Exploring, watch/play sports, trying new things

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: Spring 2019, ME, PhD





Anand Nagarajan

Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Previous Degrees/Institutions: M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, OSU, B.Tech(H) in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology – Bhubaneswar

Advisor/Research Group: Prof. Soheil Soghrati, Automated Computational Mechanics Laboratory

Hobbies/Interests: Basketball, soccer, history, fiction and board games

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: PhD Mechanical Engineering, Spring 2019



Council Members

Ayush Garg

Hometown: Vadodra, India

Previous Degrees/Institutions: B.E. (Hons.), Mechanical, BITS Pilani, India

Advisor/Research Group: Dr. Jonathan Song/ Microsystems for Mechanobiology and Medicine Lab

Hobbies/Interests:  Following Manchester United Football Club, Hiking and Camping, Basketball, Dancing, Classic Rock Music, Columbus Crew and Buckeye Football Fan

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: 2019/PhD in Mechanical Engineering





Rebekah Koehn

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Previous Degrees/Institutions: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Valparaiso University

Advisor/Research Group: Dr. Robert A. Siston, NeuroMuscular Biomechanics Laboratory

Hobbies/Interests: I love being outside, playing tennis, running, and generally being active. I’m happiest when I’m creating things: crafts, furniture, clothes, FOOD. I also enjoy listening to indie music, watching Westworld, and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: Aug. 2022, PhD in Mechanical Engineering




Zhang, Zhi

Hometown: Nanjing, China

Previous Degrees/Institutions: Bachelor degree in ME/ OSU

Advisor/Research Group: Prof. Alok Sutradhar 

Hobbies/Interests: Photography, Reading, Table Pool

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: 2022 / PhD





Dina Caicedo Parra

Hometown: Bogota, Colombia

Previous Degrees/Institutions: Undergrad in Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University

Advisor/Research Group: Giorgio Rizzoni at CAR

Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, traveling and playing guitar

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: May 2019





Travis Jones

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Previous Degrees/Institutions: BS in MechEng OSU (2012), MS in MechEng OSU (2014)

Advisor/Research Group: Vish Subramaniam, Applied Physics Lab

Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, Reading, Museums, Guitar, Puzzles, Games

Expected Graduation Date/Degree: PhD in MechEng 2019