Faculty Profile

Dr. Maneetkumar R. Dhanvijay

Director and Professor, School of Mechatronics Engineering.

Office: Engineering Block, Third floor,  Room – E-309, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E.(Mechanical Engg.), College of Engineering, Pune. M.E.(Mechanical-Production Engg.), Govt. College of Engineering, Karad and Ph.D.(Mechanical Engg.), Govt. College of Engineering, Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Profile: Prof. Maneetkumar R. Dhanvijay has 24 years of experience in academics. He has worked as the M. Tech [Mechatronics] program co-ordinator at College of Engineering Pune [COEP] for 10 years in which he successfully steered the program for NBA accreditation. He worked as NAAC Steering Committee Member at COEP in 2021-22. He has worked in many committees at university level. He has guided M.Tech students for WorldSkills competition, projects and dissertation works.

He has 21 publications in reputed international journals and conferences published by IEEE Xplore, ASME. He has worked as Reviewer for scholarly international journal, IEI Series C Journal. He has participated in more than 20 faculty development program and online courses conducted by NPTEL and ATAL.

He is life member of Indian Society of Technical Education and Institution of Engineers (India).

His area of interest includes Mechatronics System Design, Non-conventional machining, and MEMS.

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Dr.Vaijayanti Deshpande

Office: Engineering Block, Third floor, Cabin No. 3 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. (Electrical and Electronics), M.E.(Electrical) (Control Systems), College of Engineering Pune, and PhD in Instrumentation and Control Engineering, from College of Engineering Pune, Savitribai Phule Pune University
Profile: Prof Vaijayanti Deshpande has 28 years of experience in Academics and Industry. In her academic career, she has worked as Head of Electrical Engineering Department for 7 years.. She has developed many laboratories for academic purpose. She worked as NAAC Steering Committee Head for the NBNSSOE Institute in 2017. She worked in many committees at university level. She is SPOC of Smart India Hackathon at SSPU. She has guided many students for competitions and projects.

She has 14 publications in reputed archival international journals published by IEEE transactions,    ASME, IMechE, Elsevier and Taylor and Francis and in International Conferences. Google citation score for her publication is 328, h-index 7 and I10 index 7, and Scopus citation score  is 274. She had worked as Reviewer for scholarly international journals published by IEEE Industrial Electronics, IEEE Mechatronics,           Elsevier, Vehicle System dynamics Taylor and Francis, NODY, Inderscience etc. Her area of interest includes Uncertainty  and Disturbance estimation, Active suspension, Sliding Mode control

Mr. Ganesh V. Lohar

Office: Engineering Block, Third floor, Cabin No. 1 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:
  • Ph.D. Pursuing from Sandip University, Nashik
  • M.E. (Electronics), T.K.I.E.T. Warananagar, University of Kolhapur, (2008)
  • B.E. (Electronics), S.G.G.S.C.E&T Nanded, Dr. B.A.M. University Aurangabad, Maharashtra, (1997)
  • Diploma in Electronics & Communication, Government Polytechnic. Pune, Board of Technical Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra, (1993)
Profile: Mr Ganesh Lohar has more than 25 years of experience in Academics and Industry. In his academic career, he has worked with Mumbai University for 11 years and Shri Savitribai Phule Pune University for 8 years, served as assistant Professor and HOD.  On his name, there are 12 Research papers and 03 Text Books Publications. Board of Studies Member Mechatronics Engineering, Syllabus and curriculum Design for Diploma, Degree and certificate courses, Skill and Project based learning, Hybrid and Electric vehicles, Embedded systems and RTOS are some areas his expertise.

He worked with SKF Bearings India Ltd. Bajaj Auto Ltd, Pune with contribution in Electrical & Electronics maintenance, PLC programming,  design and development of test jigs, repair and maintenance of AC/DC drives and motors, etc.

Research Areas: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Vehicle Electronics, Embedded Systems and RTOS, Optical Fiber Communication, Mobile Communication

Jahida J. Subhedar

Office: Engineering Block, Third floor, Cabin No. 5 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:
  • Ph.D. pursuing (E&TC- Medical   Image Processing) from SIU, Lavale, PuneM.E. (VLSI and Embedded Systems) Savitribai Phule PUNE UniversityB.E. (Electronics Engineering) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Profile Mrs. Jahida Subhedar has 15 years of experience in Academics and Research. She has successfully completed more than 25 FDP’s, Certification courses and workshops conducted by IIT’s, ATAL ACADEMY and NPTEL/COURSERA on AI/ML/python/image processing/Electronics domain.

She has completed training programs by PRASARBHARATI (National Academy of Broadcasting and multimedia), PHASE-1 induction training programme by NITTR- Bhopal, and National Certificate in Modular employability skills in the sector of Information and Communication Technology. She has handled the administrative responsibilities of controller of examination, paper setter for MSBTE exams. Coordinator for various activities like syllabus development, short term course on PLC programming. She is SPOC for NPTEL local chapter SSPU.

Received Certificate of appreciation in 2021 from AICTE and Texas Instrument India for  

fostering the ecosystem bridging Government, Academia and Industry”

As part of Academic-Industry interaction and internship and placement school coordinator, she has   initiated and actively contributed for industrial visits, Expert sessions, workshops and industry projects for students.

Published and presented around 10 papers in   SCI/Scopus, Google scholar journals and conferences. Research interest includes Deep learning, Medical image processing, Embedded systems and IOT, Power Electronics and Automation.

Research Areas: Power electronics, Signal processing, Deep learning, Image processing

Mr. Sarang Laxmikant Joshi

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 13 Room – E-108, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. E&TC, M.Tech E&TC (Signal Processing), Ph.D. pursuing.
Profile: Sarang Joshi has more than 7 years of teaching experience. He has published 9 research papers in international conference and journal. He has successfully completed NPTEL FDP on “Introduction to IOT” with Elite silver badge and was in top 2% in proctored exam conducted by IIT Kharagpur.
Research Areas: Signal Processing, Image processing, Speech synthesis

Mrs. Rupali Devidas Rode

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No.  9 Room – E-108, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering from SRES’s College of Engineering, Kopargaon, M.E. Electronics from Savitribai Phule Women’s Engineering College,Aurangabad
Profile: Prof Rupali Rode has more than 7 years of experience in Academics. In her academic career, she has worked as an Assistant Professor in Engineering Colleges affiliated to Pune University for 5.5 years. She has published four Research papers. Her area of interest includes Analog and Digital Electronics, Electronic Measurements and Instrumentation, Speech Signal Processing, PLC Programming. She has taught several subjects like Test and Measurement Instruments, Integrated Circuits & Applications, Semiconductor Devices & Circuits, Mechatronics System Design, Process Automation, Analog & Digital Electronics, Basics of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Control System, Power Electronics
Research Areas: Speech Signal Processing, Power Electronics.

Dr. Poonam Nakhate

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 12  Room – E-108, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Dr. Poonam Nakhate has 13 years of teaching experience, totally in the engineering college only.  She has 8 international publications during Ph.D.Received “late prof Dnyaneshwar Kothawale” prize for standing 1st in physics F.Y.B.Sc. Received  three prizes in M.Sc. from Nowrosjee wadia College i.e. “jadkar prize”, “Dr H.V. Modak prize” and “1st in M.Sc physics exam”

Conferences: attended 8 international conferences

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Dr. Hrushikesh B. Kulkarni

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No.3  Room – E-108, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from Dr. BAMU Aurangabad. M. Tech (Mechanical-Energy Technology) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur and Ph.D. (Mechanical- Material Science and Engineering) from Vellore Institute of Technology (Deemed to be University), Vellore
Profile: Dr. Hrushikesh B. Kulkarni 14 years of experience in Academics and Research. In his academic career, he shouldered many responsibilities of Coordinator for Higher studies and carries counselling, Examinations like UG, PG, UGC (SET-NET), skill courses, and national competitions like E-yantra, Innovation, and Convener of faculty and students development program at Institute/University level.

He has published more than 50 research papers, 2 book chapters in journals/books having international repute. He has participated in more than 20 faculty development program and online courses conducted by NPTEL/ATAL/AICTE/Udemy. He is reviewer of many SCOPUS/UGC indexed journal.

He has received Best Teacher and Special achievement award for excellent work during his academic career. He has delivered guest session/technical talks in student and faculty development program organized by polytechnics and junior colleges in Maharashtra region.

He is life member of various professional bodies like International Society of Research and Development, London, UK, International Association of Engineers, Hong Kong, Indian Society for Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering, India and Institute for Engineering Research and Publication (IFERP) Association, India

               His area of interest is in the field of Design and development of renewable energy systems, thermal systems, nanomaterials, polymer composites etc.

Dr. Bharati Nalawade

Office: Engineering Block, Third floor, Cabin No. 2 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:
  • M.Sc. Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Department of Chemistry University of Pune, SET Qualified, Diploma in Patent Law from WIPO.
Profile:
  • Dr. Bharati has 22 years of experience in Academics and Industry. In her academic career, she has worked as HOD and Dean Admin in her previous institute under Pune University. She worked on different regulatory body such as Core committee member for NAAC accreditation, LMC, Disciplinary committee, Women govern committee, Antiragging committee member etc. She has a rich experience of examination related work as a College exam officer and Sr. Supervisor for various university examinations.She has good experience in the field of cheminformatics, includes major contribution in development of software “eLabTool”, a chemistry software for organic synthesis in R & D labs, product architecture development such as protocols writing, requirements Analysis, Developing Functional Specifications, Developing Prototype, Database structure, and GUI for product.She has a hands-on experience of organic synthesis on different drug intermediates (such as 1-Benzyl-4,4-diethoxycarbonyl-2,5-diphenyl-1,3-imidazoline, gamma-Lactams, Spiropyrrolidine & its, derivatives, 2 – Isoxazolines & its derivatives) and their analysis by using spectroscopic methods.She has more than 5 publications in international Journals such as Science Direct, Tylor and Francis etc. and presented here work in more than 10 International and national conferences.

    She has attended different workshops and completed different courses such as ATAL FDP, NPTEL, Indian Science Congress, etc.

Research Areas:
  • Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Method Development for Biologically active Compound, preferably in asymmetric synthesis and total synthesis of natural product, Cheminformatics etc

Mrs. Megha Mahesh Patil

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 3 Room – E-111, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering) from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. M.E. (Electronics Engineering) from RIT, Rajaramnagar, Shivaji University, Kolhapur and Ph.D. (Electronics – Biomedical Signal Processing) from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed to be University College of Engineering, Pune
Profile: Mrs. Megha Patil has 11 years of experience in Academics and Research. She worked as a NAAC Steering Committee member for Criteria VII SPPU affiliated Institute in 2018. In her academic career, she shouldered many responsibilities of Coordinator for NIRF, NBA, Higher studies and carrier counseling, and national competition coordinator for students at the Institute level.

She has successfully completed the NPTEL Certification course on “Python for Data Science”, and also completed training on Arduino and Scilab offered by the spoken tutorial project, IIT Bombay. She attended various syllabus settings and revised syllabus faculty orientation workshops at Savitribai Phule Pune University. Also participated in more than 40 faculty development programs and online courses conducted by NPTEL/ATAL/AICTE/Udemy.

She is a member of IEEE for the Pune Section. she has received the Best Teacher and Special achievement award for excellent work during her academic career. She has guided many students in competitions and projects.            She presented her research work at the Academia industry consortium, Wenzow Kean University China in 2021, and her work was published in the book Advances in intelligent systems and computing, Springer Singapore. She has published more than 5 quality research papers in reputed SCI, Scopus Indexed Journals, and Conferences. Her area of interest is in the field of Neural Signal Processing, Medical Image Processing, Machine learning, Deep Learning, etc

Dr. Sagar V. Wankhede

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 2 Room – E-111, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details:
Ph.D. (Mechanical Engineering.), M.E. (Mechanical-Design Engineering),
B.E. (Mechanical Engineering)
Work Experience:  

Dr. Sagar Wankhede has 9+ years of experience in Academics. In his academic career, he has worked with Savitribai Phule Pune University for 9 years and served as Assistant Professor. His research interests are in Renewable Energy Sources, Energy systems, and Composite Materials. He has presented his research work at 06 International and 04 National Conferences. He received the Excellent Paper Award and Best Paper award in International conferences. In his name, there are 10 Research papers, 02 Text Books, and 02 Patents Publications. Also, He is a life member of the International Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Solar energy Society of India (SESI).

 

Research Areas:
  • Renewable Energy Sources, Energy systems, Composite Materials

Mr. Nikhilesh S. Pawar

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 3 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. in Automobile Engineering from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. M-Tech CAD/CAM/CAE from Shivaji University, Kolhapur, Pursuing a Ph.D. from Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune.
Work Experience:  

Prof Nikhilesh Pawar has more than 7.5 years of experience in Academics and Industry. In his academic career, he has worked with Shri Savitribai Phule Pune University for 4 years and served as Assistant Professor.  In his name, there are 2 Research papers published. Subjects like CAD/CAM/CAE, Mechatronics, and Automobile engineering are some areas of his expertise.

He worked with HCL Technologies, Bangalore, and TAL manufacturing solutions Pvt. Ltd, Pune with contributions in CAE analysis and product development activities for automotive and mechanical assemblies of multi-national manufacturers.

Mr. Vinayak Gaikwad

Office: Engineering Block, First floor, Cabin No. 4 Room – E-310, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. (Electrical Engineering) from SSPMs College of Engineering, Kankavali, Sindhudurg (Mumbai University), M.Tech (Electrical) (Power Systems), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigad, Maharashtra and pursuing PhD in Solar grid Integration, from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) Matunga Mumbai.
Profile: Mr.Vinayak Gaikwad has 11 years of experience in Academics. Earlier he has worked with VIVA Institute of Technology, Virar (Mumbai university) and NMIMS Mukesh Patel school of Technology Management and Engineering, Mumbai. Done around 9 International and National conferences and around 5 research papers and around 10 NPTEL courses. He has participated in more than 15 faculty development program and online courses conducted by IETE/ATAL/AICTE/Udemy. He was appointed as a trainer by CEAT Tyres Pvt. Ltd. Nahur, Mumbai for training the workers to upgrade the technical Knowledge (3 months short term course).

He has worked in many committees at university level. He has guided many students for competitions and projects. He has delivered guest session/technical talks for student and faculty development program organized by various Institutes in Maharashtra region.

His area of interest is in the field of Design and development of Renewable energy systems, Power systems, Smart Grid, Distributed generation etc.

Dr.Yogini Chaudhari

Office: Admin Block, Second floor, Cabin No.204, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E. (E&TC Engineering) from VJTI, Mumbai M.E (VLSI & Embedded System) from Pune University and Ph.D. (Electronics) from Dr BAMU, Aurangabad.
Profile: Dr. Yogini Nishikant Chaudhari 20 years of experience in Academics and Research. In her academic career, she shouldered many responsibilities of Coordinator for Higher studies and carries counselling, Examinations like UG, PG, skill courses, and national competitions like E-yantra, IIRS ISRO, Start Up ISRO Program, Innovation, and Convener of faculty and student’s development program at Institute/University level.

She has published more than 40 research papers, 3 copyrights, 7 books (Digital Twin, AI, Innovation Strategies, Digital signal processing, Microgrid), 8 book chapters in journals/books having international repute. She has participated in more than 30 faculty development program and online courses conducted by NPTEL/ATAL/AICTE/Udemy. She is reviewer of many SCOPUS/UGC indexed journal. 

She has total 22 (Utility)Indian patent published 8 Design Indian patents granted 7 Australian Govt patents granted and 1 German Govt Patent granted in her credit.

She has received:

 

  • Received Best Teacher Award, from Savitribai Phule Pune University ,2023
  • Received “Young Scientist Award” 2021(VDGood Technology, Coimbatore)
  • Received “Young Achiever Award” 2020 by Institute of Scholars.
  • Certificate of Appreciation by Texas Instruments, DST, AICTE and IIM – Bangalore are honoured as member of the prestigious” Confederation of Elite Academicians of IIC DC” for Best Mentor and outstanding contributions and stellar commitment to inspiring engineering students to innovate and create ground breaking solutions (October 2019).
  • Texas Instruments presented memento in appreciation for fostering an ecosystem bridging Government industry and Academia
  • Best Paper award “Bionic Eye control” The International e-Conference on Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing (e-ISSP 2020) at Gujarat, India
  • Best Paper award “Mixed Radix CORDIC FFT algorithm for OFDM WPAN applications” International Conference on Electrical, Electronics, Communication & Robotics Engineering (ICEECR-2018) at Singapore

Her area of interest are Robotics, Sensor Technology, Internet of Things, Power Electronics, Signal Processing and Embedded System, AI & ML.

Dr.Vineet Dubey

Office: Engineering Block, Fourth floor, Cabin No. 2 Room – E- 406, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment.
Educational Details: B.Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bundelkhand University Jhansi, M.Tech-Gold Medalist  (Manufacturing & Automation), Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra J&K and PhD (Mechatronics), from Centre for Advanced Studies, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Lucknow.
Profile: Dr. Vineet Dubey has 7+ years of teaching and research experience to undergraduate and post graduate students. He is an awardee of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi, Shrine Board Gold Medal from the Honourable, President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind in 2018, for best PG student in academics and extra – curricular activities. He is an Associate member of Institutions of Engineers. He is actively carrying out research in the areas of Nanofluid Assisted Machining, Robotics, Tribology, Advanced Machining, Artificial Intelligence approach in Machining etc. He has delivered expert lectures in different colleges and university and has been invited as session chair in reputed conferences. He has published several papers in SCI/SCIE, Scopus indexed journals and various national and international conferences. He has an h-index of 10 and i-10 index of 11. He is a reviewer of the reputed journals of Springer, Taylor & Francis and Elsevier.

Ms.Sneha Gangadhar Jondhale

Office: Engineering Block, Fourth Floor, Cabin No. 4 Room – E- E406 , Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.Sc. (Mathematics) from PVP College, Pravaranagar Loni.

M.Sc. (Mathematics) from Department of Mathematics University of Pune, Pune.

SET qualified

Pursuing Ph.D.

Profile: Prof. Sneha Jondhale has 8 years of teaching experience. She has cleared all levels of MTTS (Mathematics Training & Talent Search program) funded by NBHM.

Her area of interest is Algebra, Real analysis, Complex analysis, Algebraic number theory etc.

Mr. Pradeep Jadhav (Lab Assistant)

Office: Skill Centre, First floor, Vehicle Electronics Lab, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: B.E (Electrical and Electronics Engg) from Karnataka University- Dharwad
Profile: Total 22+ years of experience in Industry and Academics.

Industry experience :  

  • 8+ years of experience in Power Project Management ,worked for Asea Brown Boweri  (ABB) ,Bangalore.
  • 3+ years of experience in Electrical project design and consultancy (Low and Medium voltage)

Academic experience :

  • 3+ year of experience as a Lecturer in Diploma Engineering College
  • 8+ years of experience in Technical Support role for Degree Engineering programs.

Ms. Aarati Jadhav (Lab In Charge)

Office: Skill Centre, First floor, Control Engineering Lab, Meeting Hours – 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm or on appointment
Educational Details: Diploma in Electronics and communication Engineering
Profile: Ms. Arati Jadhav has 22Yrs of experience in Academics. In her academic career she has worked in Engineering colleges affiliated to Dr. BAMU, Aurangabad & Savitribai Phule Pune University. She has expertise In Electronics & Computer hardware, Software & Networking. Currently working for Luccas Nulle Labs as Lab In charge.