Sinha Group

Principal Investigator

Sanjiv Sinha

Sanjiv Sinha

Sanjiv Sinha received the B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 1999 along with the Institute Silver Medal. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University in 2001 and 2005 respectively. While at Stanford, Dr. Sinha was a Herbert Kunzel Stanford Graduate Fellow from 1999-2002 and an Intel Ph.D. fellow from 2003-2004. Subsequently, he joined Intel Corporation's Corporate Technology Group and was a research engineer at Intel's Systems Technology Lab in Hillsboro and later at Intel Research Berkeley. Dr. Sinha moved back to academia as a research engineer at the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. He joined the Mechanical Science & Engineering Department at UIUC as an Assistant Professor in July 2008. Dr. Sinha is a recipient of the NSF CAREER (2010) and the DARPA-Young Faculty awards (2011).

Graduate students


Dhruv Gelda (

Dhruv received his B.Tech in the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 2013.


Manjunath C. Rajagopal (

Manjunath received his B.Tech and M.Tech (dual degree) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2015.


Keith Coulson (

Keith received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO) in 2016. He is interested in two-phase cooling and is currently working on flexible heat pipes and nano engineered surfaces intended to improve condensation. Keith is co-advised by Professor Nenad Miljkovic.


Oluseyi Oluyemisi Olatokunbo Babatola(


Arpit Kumar Dwivedi (

Undergraduate Researchers

  • Eddie Sun, B.S. MechSE.

Group Alumni

Name Degree Currently
Dr. Krishna Vasanth Valavala M.S. (2012), Ph.D.(2017) Intel, Chandler
Dr. Jun Ma M.S. (2012), Ph.D.(2016) Applied Materials, Inc.
Dr. Marc Ghossoub M.S. (2010), Ph.D.(2015) Intel, Hillsboro
Dr. Hongxiang Tian M.S. (2011), Ph.D.(2014) Huaneng Group Clean Energy Research Institute
Dr. Deepak Ganta Post-Doc (2013-14) TAMIU
Hasan Babaei Visiting student (2013-14) University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Jyothi S. Sadhu M.S. (2010), Ph.D.(2013) TriQuint (Qorvo)
Piyush Singh M.S. (2013) Ewoldt Group, UIUC
Dr. Myunghoon Seong Post-Doc (2010-12) King Group, UIUC
Oksen Baris M.S. (2010) KLA Tencor (Lam Research)
Jung-Hyun Lee M.S. (2010) Intel, Chandler
Muyun Cai B.S. (2014) -
John Seo B.S. (2013) -
Jun-Hwan Kim B.S. (2012) Bahl Group, UIUC
Anando Naquoi B.S. (2010) UIUC