Principal Investigator

Rohit Karnik Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2004
B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 2002

Email: karnik[at]mit[dot]edu
Room: 3-461A  map
Phone: 617-324-1155
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Rohit Karnik is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he leads the Microfluidics and Nanofluidics Research Group. He obtained his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology at Bombay in 2002, and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley in 2006 under the guidance of Prof. Arun Majumdar. After postdoctoral work with Prof. Robert Langer at MIT, he joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT in 2007. His research focuses on the physics of micro- and nanofluidic flows and design of micro- and nanofluidic devices for applications in healthcare, energy systems, and biochemical separation and analysis. Among other honors, he is a recipient of the Institute Silver Medal (IIT Bombay, 2002), NSF Career Award (2010), Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education (2011), DOE Early Career Award (2012), and IIT Bombay Young Alumni Achiever Award (2014).

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Administrative Assistant

Alexandra Cabral Room: 3-461
Email: cabrala[at]mit[dot]edu
Phone: 617-324-2805



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Postdoctoral Associates

Luda Wang, Ph.D. Email: [at]mit[dot]edu   
Luda Wang received his B.E./B.S. (2006) and M.S. (2009) degrees from Beihang University, Beijing, China. From 2009 to 2014, Luda worked as a Ph.D. student with Prof. Scott Bunch in the University of Colorado at Boulder. Luda joined Karnik group as a postdoc in Fall of 2014.


Graduate Students

Sean O′Hern PhD student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: scohern[at]mit[dot]edu   
Sean obtained his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri - Rolla (now Missouri University of Science and Technology) in 2007. Upon graduation, Sean worked for a design/build mechanical contractor in St. Louis, MO, for two years. He joined the Karnik group in the Fall of 2009.


Tarun Kumar Jain PhD student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: tjain[at]mit[dot]edu   
Tarun received his B.A. with Honors in Physics and Mathematics from NYU (New York University). He was a recipient of the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Tarun joined the Karnik group in the Fall of 2009.



Michael Boutilier PhD student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: mshb[at]mit[dot]edu   
Michael joined the Karnik group in Fall 2011.




Sunandini Chopra PhD student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: schopra[at]mit[dot]edu   
Sunandini joined the Karnik group in Summer 2012.




Doojoon Jang MS student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: djjang11[at]mit[dot]edu   
Doojoon joined the Karnik group in Fall 2013.




Krithika Ramchander MS student (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering)
Email: krithira[at]mit[dot]edu   
Krithika completed her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and then worked with Shell Technologies for an year. She joined the Karnik group in Fall 2014.




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Collaborators

Carlos Aguilar     Lincoln Labs: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Omid Farokhzad     Brigham and Women′s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Nicolas G. Hadjiconstantinou     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Patricia Hibberd     Massachusetts General Hospital
Jeffrey Karp     Harvard-MIT HST and Brigham and Women′s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Jing Kong     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Robert Langer     Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Krystyn Van Vliet     Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Alumni

Jong-Min Lim Jong-Min was a postdoc in the Karnik, Farokhzad, and Langer groups from 2010-2014. He joined the industry to work on development of biomedical devices.

Mohammad Qasaimeh Mohammad joined the Karnik group as NSERC postdoc fellow from 2013-2014. He joined NYU-Abu Dhabi as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering in July 2014.

Jongho Lee Jongho joined the Karnik group in Fall 2008. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in August 2014 and joined the Elimelech group at Yale as postdoc.

Chia-Hua Lee Chia joined the Karnik group in Summer 2008. She graduated with a Ph.D. in Materials Science in January 2014.

Suman Bose Suman joined the Karnik group in Fall 2007 and obtained his M.S. in 2009. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in September 2013.

Sung-Yong Choi Sung-Yong joined the Karnik group as a postdoctoral associate in Fall 2010 and joined Kyung Hee University as Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering in March 2013.

Marco C. Ayala Marco joined the Karnik group in Fall 2009 and obtained his M.S. in 2008. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in January 2013.

Pedro M. Valencia Pedro joined the Karnik group in Spring 2008 and obtained his M.S. in 2009. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering in November 2012.

Harold Au Harold joined the Hadjiconstantinou and Karnik groups in Fall 2011 and graduated with M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in Summer 2012.

Yi-Heng (Jason) Sen Jason joined the Karnik group in Summer 2007 and obtained his M.S. in 2008. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2012.

Hui-Ying Yang Hui-Ying spent one year in the Karnik group in 2010-2011 as Visiting Professor. She is currently Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).

Minsoung Rhee Minsoung was postdoctoral associate in the laboratories of Profs. Omid Farokhzad (BWH), Robert Langer (Institute Professor, MIT), and Rohit Karnik from 2009-2011. He is currently in Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA

Mohamed Raafat Mohamed joined the Karnik group in Spring 2008, and completed his M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2010.

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