Smitesh Bakrania, Ph.D.

Smitesh Bakrania, Ph.D.

Smitesh Bakrania, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Smitesh Bakrania, Ph.D.
Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info
Rowan Hall 132


Personal Gender Pronoun: He/Him/His

Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2008
M.S., University of Michigan, 2005
B.S., Union College, 2003

Impactful Research Areas:
    Sustainable Materials & Processes
    Renewable Energy
    Advancing Pedagogical Innovation
    Equipping Students for Success

Research Expertise:
Engineering Education Research, Combustion synthesis of nanoparticles, Material Characterization, Nanocatalytic Combustion

My research lies at the intersection of combustion and nanotechnology. My recent work focusses on nanocatalytic combustion. I am also passionate about engineering education and have developed a number of mobile apps to support that mission. I continue to pursue research in engineering education.

Honors and Awards:
Fulbright Scholar 2018                                              
Teaching Wall of Fame 2012, 2017, 2019, 2020
Advising Wall of Fame 2015, 2019

Professional Memberships:

Recent Publications:
Bakrania, S.D., “A visual approach to teaching properties of water in engineering thermodynamics,” Advances in Engineering Education (2019). in-print.

Michel, T.R., Capasso, M.J., Cavusoglu, M.E., Decker, J., Zeppilli, D., Zhu, C., Bakrania, S.D., Kadlowec, J.A., Xue, W., Evaluation of porous polydimethylsiloxane/carbon nanotubes (PDMS/CNTs) nanocomposites as piezoresistive sensor materials, Microsystem Technologies, (2019)

Guggila, B.P.R., Rusted, A., and Bakrania, S.D., “Platinum nanoparticle catalysis of methanol for thermoelectric power generation,” Applied Energy, 237 (2019) 155-162.

McNally, D., Agnello, M., Pastore, B., Applegate, J., Westphal, E., and Bakrania, S.D., “A study of fuel and reactor design for platinum nanoparticle catalyzed microreactors,” Journal of Nanomaterials (2015), 538752.

Bakrania, S.D., “Rubric-based Grading App for the iPad,” Computers in Education Journal, ASEE, Vol. 25, No.1, January - March (2014) Issue.