I am a Postdoctoral Associate in the Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am particularly interested in applying design-based research, information visualization techniques, and life cycle analyses for promoting sustainable development. Among the various sustainable development goals, my research has focused on responsible consumption & production by promoting environmentally conscious product design. Currently, my research aims at providing access to drinking water in developing countries through brackish water desalination.
I received my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. At Purdue, I was working in the [C] Design Lab on developing data representations for the product design process that enable environmentally conscious design. My research at the GEAR Lab focuses on design methods and techniques for promoting social sustainability in developing world contexts
Currently, I am working on end-user needs identification, systems design, and optimization of village-scale solar-powered electrodialysis systems for brackish water desalination. Such systems have the potential to become cost- and energy-optimal solutions for providing access to drinking water in off-grid communities.
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