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Salil S Desai

University Distinguished Professor/Director of CEPDAM

Salil S Desai
College
College of Engineering

Department
Industrial & Systems Engineering

Contact
McNair Hall 422-B
Education
OtherMechanical Engineering / K. J. Somaiya Polytechnic
B.S.Mechanical Engineering / Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute
M.S.Industrial Engineering / University of Pittsburgh
Ph.D.Industrial Engineering / University of Pittsburgh

Bio

Desai investigates hybrid nano/micro manufacturing combining direct-write fabrication and nanoimprint lithography with applications in the areas of flexible electronics, energy devices and regenerative tissue engineering. Desai’s portfolio consists of a significant number (over 100) of patents/invention disclosures, publications, book chapters, and conference proceedings. His R&D and infrastructure funding exceeds $7.5 million from NIH, NSF, DoD, DoE, and industry. Desai is recipient of several prestigious awards including the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (White House), NSF CAREER Award, UNC Board of Governors Award, Outstanding Engineer Awards from ORNL, DoD, SME, ASME, IIE, and ASEE.

Research Interests

Hybrid Nano/Micro and Bio Manufacturing,
Regenerative Tissue Engineering & Drug Delivery,
Multiscale and Multiphysics modeling,
Combinatorial Additive Manufacturing,
Digital Smart Manufacturing.

External URL

https://www.ncat.edu/research/centers/cepdam/index.php

Recent Publications

  • Ablah Aljohani, Salil Desai (2018). (3D Printing of Porous Scaffolds for Medical Applications). (2) 11, ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Scienc.
  • Salil Desai (2007). (AC 2007-1806: INTRODUCING MICRO/NANOTECHNOLOGY EDUCATION WITHIN THE INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING CURRICULUM). ).
  • Salil Desai, SantoshKumar Parupelli (2019). (A Comprehensive Review of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing): Processes, Applications and Future Potential). (8) 16, pp. 244-272 ). American Journal of Applied Science.
  • Salil Desai, Izabele Marquetti (2018). (Adsorption Behavior of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 on a Graphite Substrate for Biomedical Applications). (2) 11, pp. 1037 – 1044 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Ahmed Alabawali, Huraish Almakaeel, Salil Desai (2018). (Artificial neural network based framework for cyber nano manufacturing). (Part B) 15, pp. 151-154 ). Manufacturing Letters.
  • Salil Desai, Steven Jiang, Devdas Pai, Gukan Rajaram, Jag Sankar, Zhigang Xu (2006). (A statistical approach to the design and fabrication of anode material for solid oxide fuel cells-A case study). (4) 13, pp. 349–356 ). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING-THEORY APPLICATIONS AND PRACTICE.
  • Salil Desai, Abhaysinh Gaikwad (2020). (Atomistic investigation of process parameter variations on material deformation behavior in nanoimprint lithography of gold). ). Precision Engineering.
  • Noe Alvarez, Salil Desai, Svitlana Fialkova, Mark Haase, Arvind Krishnaswamy, Ge Li, Weifeng Li, Rachit Malik, David Mast, Madhura Patwardhan, Brad Ruff, Mark Schulz, Vesselin Shanov, Anshuman Sowani, Rajiv Venkatasubramanian, Sergey Yarmolenko, John Yin (2014). (Chapter 25 - Tiny Medicine). In Schulz, Mark J.; Shanov, Vesselin N.; Yin, Zhangzhang, (Nanotube Superfiber Materials) pp. 713-747 ). William Andrew Publishing.
  • Bandar Altubaishe, Salil Desai (2019). (Comparative Analysis of Risk Management Strategies for Additive Manufacturing Supply Chains). (8) 16, pp. 273-282 ). American Journal of Applied Science.
  • Salil Desai, Michael Lovell (2009). (Computational fluid dynamics analysis of a direct write manufacturing process). (3) 3, pp. 171–188 ). International Journal of Nanomanufacturing.
  • Salil Desai, Ravindra Kaware (2012). (Computational modeling of nanodroplet evaporation for scalable micro-/nano-manufacturing). (7) 44, pp. 568–579 ). IIE Transactions.
  • Jim Cordle, Salil Desai, Michael Lovell (2007). (Coupled field analysis of a piezoelectric bimorph disc in a direct write process). (7) 38, pp. 824–832 ). Composites Part B: Engineering.
  • Salil Desai, Hietam Elhoone (2019). (Cyber-based design for additive manufacturing using artificial neural networks for Industry 4.0). ). International Journal of Production Research.
  • Faisal Aldawood, Salil Desai (2020). (Design and manufacture of a high precision personalized electron bolus device for radiation therapy). ). Journal of Medical Devices and Sensors.
  • Salil Desai, Priscila Gomes (2015). (Design for nano/micro manufacturing using a flexible decision making technique (AHP)). (2) 39, ). Udyog Pragati.
  • Tahmina Akter, Salil Desai (2018). (Developing a Predictive Model for Nanoimprint Lithography using Artificial Neural Networks). (15) 160, pp. 836-848 ). Materials and Design.
  • Salil Desai, Jagannathan Sankar, Zhigang Xu, Man Yang (2014). (Direct Write Manufacturing of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Green Energy). (3) 8, ). Journal of Environmental Research And Development.
  • Salil Desai, Y Hong, J Perkins, W Wagner, S Ye (2014). (Direct writing of bio-functional coatings for cardiovascular applications.). (12) 102, pp. 4290-300 ). Journal of biomedical materials research. Part A.
  • Dawn Conklin, Salil Desai, PrashantN Kumta, Jessica Perkins, Abhijit Roy, Christopher Smith, Jenora Waterman, Zhigang Xu (2014). (Direct Writing of Polymeric Coatings on Magnesium Alloy for Tracheal Stent Applications). pp. 1-8 ). Annals of Biomedical Engineering.
  • Salil Desai, Ravi Shankar (Emerging Trends in Polymers, Composites and Nano Biomaterial Applications). ). Springer Verlag .
  • Salil Desai (2019). (Emerging Trends in Polymers, Composites and Nano Biomaterial Applications). ). Springer Verlag Publishers.
  • Paula Bartolo, Bopaya Bidanda, Salil Desai (2019). (Emerging Trends in the Applications of Metallic and Ceramic Bio-materials). ). Springer Verlag .
  • Salil Desai, Dhananjay Kumar, Jagannathan Sankar, Zhigang Xu, Man Yang (2015). (Fabrication of Micro Single Chamber Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Photolithography and Pulsed Laser Deposition). (2) 12, ). J. Fuel Cell Sci. Technol .
  • Salil Desai, Juri Filatovs, Dhananjay Kumar, Devdas Pai, Jagannathan Sankar, Sergey Yarmolenko (2003). (Introducing Nanotechnology into Traditional Engineering Curricula). pp. 11-16 ). 9th International Conference on Engineering Education.
  • Salil Desai, Juri Filatovs, Dhananjay Kumar, Devdas Pai, Jagannathan Sankar, Sergey Yarmolenko (Introducing Nanotechnology into Traditional Engineering Curricula). pp. 11–16 ). 9th International Conference on Engineering Education.
  • Salil Desai, Gene Haeberle (2019). (Investigating Rapid Thermoform Tooling Via Additive Manufacturing (3d Printing)). (8) 16, pp. 238-243 ). American Journal of Applied Science.
  • Salil Desai, Jasmine McKenzie (2018). (Investigating Sintering Mechanisms for Additive Manufacturing of Conductive Traces). (2) 11, pp. 652-662 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Scienc.
  • Bopaya Bidanda, Salil Desai, Michael Lovell (2012). (Material and process selection in product design using decision–making technique (AHP)). (3) 6, pp. 322–346 ). European Journal of Industrial Engineering.
  • Salil Desai, Michael Lovell (2012). (Modeling fluid–structure interaction in a direct write manufacturing process). (10) 212, pp. 2031–2040 ). Journal of Materials Processing Technology.
  • Salil Desai, Ravindra Kaware (2014). (Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Water Nanodroplet Impingement on Silicon Dioxide and Silicon Nitride Substrates). (5/6) 10, pp. 432 ). International Journal of Nanomanufacturing.
  • Salil Desai, Ravindra Kaware (2015). (Molecular Dynamics Modeling of Water Nanodroplet Spreading on Topographically Patterned Silicon Dioxide and Silicon Nitride Substrates). 47, pp. 1-16 ). IIE Transactions.
  • Salil Desai, Izabele Marquetti (2018). (Molecular modeling the adsorption behavior of bone morphogenetic protein-2 on hydrophobic and hydrophilic substrates). 706, pp. 285-294 ). CHEMICAL PHYSICS LETTERS.
  • Salil Desai, Izabele Marquetti (2019). (Orientation Effects on the Nanoscale Adsorption Behavior of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 on Hydrophilic Silicon Dioxide). 9, pp. 906-916 ). RSC Advances.
  • Salil Desai, M Shankar (2008). (Polymers, Composites and Nano Biomaterials: Current and Future Developments). (Bio-Materials and Prototyping Applications in Medicine) pp. 15–26 ). Springer.
  • Salil Desai, Devdas Pai, Gukan Rajaram, Zhigang Xu (2008). (RSM-based optimisation for the processing of nanoparticulate SOFC anode material). (4) 2, pp. 346–360 ). International Journal of Nanomanufacturing.
  • Eben Adarkwa, Salil Desai (2016). (Scalable Droplet Based Manufacturing Using In-flight Laser Evaporation). 6, pp. 1-6 ). Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanomanufacturing.
  • Salil Desai, Michael Lovell (2008). (Statistical Optimization of Process Variables In A Continuous Inkjet Process–A Case Study). (1) 15, pp. 104–112 ). International Journal of Industrial Engineering: Theory, Applications and Practice.
  • Bopaya Bidanda, Salil Desai (2004). (Strategic planning models for prototyping and product development centres). (2) 1, pp. 133–146 ). International Journal of Product Development.
  • Salil Desai, Devdas Pai, Gukan Rajaram, Zhigang Xu (2008). (Systematic studies on NI-YSZ anode material for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFCs) applications). (3) 3, pp. 350–359 ). International Journal of Manufacturing Research.
  • Jhonatam Cordeiro, Salil Desai (2016). (The Leidenfrost Effect at the Nanoscale). (4) 4, pp. 041001 ). ASME Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing.
  • Salil Desai (2013). (The Nanomaterial Robots are Coming to Revolutionize Microscale Engineering). (Nanotube Superfiber Materials ) (1455778648) ). Micro & Nano Technologies Series of Elsevier Science & Technology Book.
  • Jhonatam Cordeiro, Salil Desai (2019). (The Nanoscale Leidenfrost Effect). 11, pp. 12139–12151 ). Nanoscale.
  • Salil Desai, Ram Mohan, Jagannathan Sankar, Tom Tiano (2008). (Understanding conductivity in a composite resin with Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) using design of experiments). (4) 2, pp. 292–304 ). International Journal of Nanomanufacturing.
  • Salil Desai, Santoshkumar Parupelli (Understanding Hybrid Additive Manufacturing of Functional Devices). (5) 9, pp. 5 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Science.
  • Salil Desai, Abhay Gaikwad (2018). (Understanding Material Deformation in Nanoimprint of Gold using Molecular Dynamics Simulations). (2) 11, pp. 837-844 ). American Journal of Engineering and Applied Scienc.
  • Salil Desai, Benjamin Harrison, Jessica Perkins, Jag Sankar (2010). (Understanding release kinetics of biopolymer drug delivery microcapsules for biomedical applications). (1) 168, pp. 127–131 ). Materials Science and Engineering: B.