Principal Investigator


Parisa Pour Shahid Saeed Abadi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Affiliated Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering

Dr. Abadi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech. She received her Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Prior to joining Michigan Tech, she was a NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Organ Design and Engineering Training (ODET) program in the Center for Nanomedicine at Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2016-2017) and AAUW Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Biomaterials Innovations Research Center at Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (2015-2016). She is a recipient of the 2017 Scientist Development Grant from American Heart Association and a 2021 recipient of the Research Excellence Fund from Michigan Tech Office of the Vice President for Research.

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Ph.D. Students


Akash Gawde

Akash Gawde started as a Ph.D. student in Mechanical Engineering from Fall 2023. Prior to that, he received an M.S. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Michigan Tech University. He joined Abadi Lab in Spring 2022 as a M.S. student researcher. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai. Akash is interested in composite materials. He is working on advanced manufacturing of nanocomposites for medical applications.

M.S. Students


Pranav Sathaye

Pranav is an M.S. student in Mechanical Engineering and joined Michigan Tech in August 2022. He is doing a thesis related to nanocomposites for actuator applications. He received a Bachelors in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University in 2021. He is interested in designing and structural testing of new materials and components as well as nanocomposite and composite materials.


Postdoctoral Scholars

Michael J. Hill (2017-2019)

Ph.D. Students

Roya Bagheri (2020-2023; last known position: Postdoc, UCLA)

Masoud Kasraie (2019-2022; last known position: Materials engineer, Volvo)

M.S. Students

Christiana Strong (2021)

Aparna Chandra (2020-2021)

Saurabh Karanke (2020-2021)

Onkar Prakash Salukhe (2020)

Grace Billman-Benveniste (2019)

Undergraduate Students

Neva Manas (2021-2022)

Alicia Ball (2017-2020)

Dominika Bobik (2020)

Daniel Woodall (2018-2019)

Josh Loiselle (2017-2018)

High School Interns

Korey Deans (Summer 2019)

Davaughn Smith (Summer 2018)