Prashant Jadhav is currently working as a graduate assistant under Dr. Javad Baqersad in the NVH and Experimental Mechanics lab. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Imperial College of Engineering, Pune, India. After his Bachelor’s, Prashant went on to work as a Automotive Product Engineer- design & development for Mahindra Engineering Services (working offshore for Navistar International) for two years, before joining Kettering University in the fall of 2018 to pursue his Master’s in Engineering (concentration in automotive systems). His undergraduate projects like the modal analysis of chassis and professional work experience in the BIW/Chassis component design boosted his interests in the NVH, structural dynamics & testing domain.
He is currently working on contact and non-contact methods of testing of mechanical systems using LMS test.lab & DIC (Digital Image Correlation) respectively. He is also working for the SAE Autodrive team for the operational modal testing of roof rack and effects of vibration of the LIDAR mount. He is also working on the acoustics extension, as he plans to pursue his thesis on vibro-acoustic analysis of electric motors for noise reduction.