Salil S. Desai

Assistant Professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering
North Carolina A & T State University
423 McNair Hall
Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

Tel: (336) 334-7780 x 530
Fax: (336) 334-7729
  • University of Mumbai (VJTI), Mechanical Engineering, BS - 1998
  • University of Pittsburgh, Industrial Engineering MS - 2001
  • University of Pittsburgh, Industrial Engineering Ph.D. - 2004
Academic & Industrial Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Industrial and Systems Engineering Dept., NC A&T SU, since 2004
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine, since 2008
  • PI, NSF CAREER Award, Hybrid Approach to Direct Write Based Micro and Nano Manufacturing, 2009-2014
  • PI, Department of Defense Instrumentation Award, Air Force Office of Sci. Research, 2007 – 2008 Establishment of a Scalable Nano and Micro Manufacturing Infrastructure (Nanoimprint Lithography) for Advanced Interdisciplinary Research, Education and Training
  • Principal Investigator (PI), Ralph E. Powe Award, ORAU, 2006 – 2007
  • Young Faculty Development Award
  • Principal Investigator (PI), Department of Defense (DOD – UNCFSP), 2005 – 2006
  • Junior Faculty Development Support Award
  • Principal Investigator (PI), Interdisciplinary FUTURES Award, NC A&T SU, 2005 - 2006
  • Establishment of Nano/micro fabrication research program
  • Co-PI, NSF-NanoScale Science and Engineering Center (UIUC/NCAT/CalTech), 2004 - present
  • Micro/Nano Toolbit System
  • Co-PI, NSF – Nanotechnology In Undergraduate Education (NUE), 2007 – 2009
  • Transitioning Nanoscale Research to the Undergraduate Classroom at NC A&T SU
  • Co-PI, Office of Naval Research – Center for Nanoscience and Nanoengg., 2004-2007
  • Inkjet based fabrication of sensors
  • Co-PI, Foster Miller – Department of Defense project, Modeling the Conductivity of SWNTs in a Composite Resin, 2004-2006
  • Intern, Mechanics Group, ANSYS, Inc. Global Headquarters, Canonsburg, PA, 2003 - 2004
  • Research Engineer - Rapid Prototyping Cell, Industrial Design Center, IIT, Bombay, 1998 - 1999
  • Desai S., Lovell M., Cordle Jim, (2007) “Coupled field analysis of Piezoelectric Bimorph Disc in a Direct Write Fabrication Process,” Composites: Part B 38,824–832.
  • Chappell C., Desai S., Sankar J., (2007) “Computational Modeling of a Drop-on-Demand (DOD) Inkjet System for Understanding Microdroplet Behavior,” ASME Early Career Technical Journal, 6(1), 14.1-14.6.
  • Desai S., Lovell M., (2008) “Statistical Optimization of Process Variables in a Continuous Inkjet Process for Direct Write Fabrication-A Case Study,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering, 15(1), 104-112.
  • Desai S., Lovell M., (2005) “Multiphysics Modeling of a Piezoelectric Bimorph Disc in a Direct Write Fabrication Process,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE2005-82214, Orlando.
  • Pai D., Desai S., Kumar D., Filatovs J., Yarmolenko S., Sankar J., (2006) “Introducing Nanotechnology into Traditional Engineering Curricula”, Proceedings of  9th Inter. Conf. on Engineering Education, San Juan, PR.
Other Publications:
  • Desai, S., and Lovell, M., (in press, May 2008) “Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of a Direct Write Manufacturing Process,” International Journal of Nanomanufacturing: Special issue on: Experimental and Numerical Methods for Nanomanufacturing Processes.
  • Desai Salil, Ravi Shankar, (2007) “Book Chapter 2: Polymers, Composites and Nano Materials”, Bio-Materials & Prototyping Applications in Medicine, Springer Verlag Publishers, ISBN: 0387476822.
  • Desai S., Sankar J., Moore A., Harrison B., (2008) “Biomanufacturing of Microcapsules for Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Applications” Industrial Engineers Research Conference, Vancouver, CA.
  • Gukan R., Desai S., Xu Z., Pai D., and Sankar J., (2008) “Systematic Studies on Ni-YSZ Anode Material for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Applications,” International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 3(3), 350-359.
  • Bidanda B. & Desai S., (2004) “Strategic Planning Models for Virtual Prototyping and Product Development Centers,” International Journal of Product Development, 1(2), 133-146.
Synergistic Activities including Honors and Awards:
  • NSF CAREER Award (Faculty Early Career Development), 2009
  • Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, College of Engineering, NC A&T SU, 2009
  • European Patent: WO0195969 -“Polymeric pressure vessel with integrated inlet valve,” 2001
  • American Society of Education Engineers, Southeast sec., New Faculty Research Award, 2008
  • Outstanding Young Investigator Award, NC A&T SU, 2008
  • Ralph E. Powe Award, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2006
  • Department of Defense-UNCFSP, Young Faculty Development Award, 2005
  • Rookie Researcher of the Year, NC A&T SU, 2006.
  • John Swanson Research Fellow, Center of Micro and Nano Systems, 2003
  • Kaufmann Fellow, Kaufmann Foundation Entrepreneurial Internship, 2000
  • Intel & NC-LSAMP Undergraduate Research Program Mentor, 2006-2008.
  • Dr. J. Sankar, D. Kumar, D. Pai - North Carolina A&T State University
  • Drs. Placid Ferreira, John Rogers, N. Aluru, J. Georgiadis, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Drs. A. Atala, B. Harrison – Wake Forest University Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • Drs. W. Wagner, Hong Y., University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Advisors:
  • Drs. Michael Lovell and Bopaya Bidanda – University of Pittsburgh
Students Advised:
  • Graduated: (MS in IE & CSE) - Elaina McGhee, Chris Dean, Anthony Moore, Chris Chappell & Nitin Dawande (CSE)
  • Current: (PhD in IE) - Jessica Perkins, Esho Taye, Wendell Holmes, Man Yang, Ravindra Kaware
    (MS in IE) – Richardson Ardarion 
    (BS in IE) – Tambra Grange, Bryan Hill, Stephen Wynn (REU: Intel & NC- LSAMP)