Jignesh Nakrani received B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Charotar University of Science and Technology, Gujarat, in 2014, M.E. degree in Mechanical Engineering (Design Engineering) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani, Hyderabad Campus, in 2017. During his Master’s degree, he spent five months at John F. Welch Technology Center (General Electric, Bangalore), where he carried out his project on “Experimental and Numerical Studies of Dry Abrasion Wear.” After completing masters, he worked as a Subject Matter Expert at ACE Engineering Academy, Hyderabad for one and a half year. Before starting his Ph.D., he has worked as a Junior Research Fellow for six months in the field of high-temperature static seal design for the gas turbine applications at IIT Bombay. His research interests include numerical modeling, computational mechanics, thermal distortion, residual stress, composition change, and smart manufacturing. He will further carry his research work in IITB Monash Research Academy under the guidance of Dr. Amber Shrivastava (IIT Bombay) and Dr. Wenyi Yan (Monash University Australia). His project is titled “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Fatigue Characteristics of Dissimilar Joints,” wherein he aims to predict the fatigue characteristics of the joint with respect to joining process parameters.
Link to student’s project: IMURA0831