Dr. Bhavesh Patel
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (University of California Berkeley, 2015)
M.A. in Mathematics (University of California Berkeley, 2014)
M.Sc. In Mechanical Engineering (University of California Berkeley, 2013)
Areas of interest
Mathematical and Computational Modeling, Numerical Simulations of Biological Tissues, Biomedical Software Development
Dr. Patel completed his undergraduate studies in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering in his home country, France, before joining UC Berkeley in 2011 through the MS/PhD program in Mechanical Engineering. His doctoral thesis revolved around developing a computational software for characterizing and optimizing the electromagnetic and thermal properties of particle-reinforced composite materials. Since joining CalMI2, he has translated this knowledge to the characterization and modeling of biological tissues and biomaterials. He has participated in the experimental characterization and mathematical modeling of various tissues including colon, rectum, aorta, coronary artery, and thoracic duct. He is currently the PI on an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) were he is leading the development of a software called SODA (Software for Organizing Data Automatically). This cross-platform desktop software is intended to simplify data organization, curation, and submission for researchers receiving funding from the NIH SPARC Initiative by providing an intuitive user interface and automating repetitive and time-consuming tasks.