Shaktivesh, mentee in the 2018 MedTech-Pharma program in VIC (The University of Melbourne)

I have received my undergraduate degree from University of Petroleum & Energy Studies and a master’s degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay in Aerospace Engineering with specialisation in Structures. After graduating from IIT Bombay my research work was about studying composites structures’ mechanical response under impact loading for impact resistance applications. After completion of Masters, I joined General Electric (GE) Aviation as an Edison Engineer and served for 3 years in the domain of Aviation with the focus on structures and materials. During Edison engineering development program, I experienced working with the teams from various engineering background. This experience has taught me working in a multidisciplinary environment on challenging technical problems.

I joined the University of Melbourne as a PhD candidate in Biomedical Engineering in October’ 2016, and currently in my 3rd year of PhD. The research work focusses on the mechanical fatigue behaviour of subchondral bone in metacarpal joint (MCIII) of thoroughbred racehorses. The fatigue behaviour is being studied by conducting experiment where we utilise physiological loading to get insight into mechanical response of subchondral bone undergoing in vivo mechanical loading. The work may help to improve training strategies and prevent subchondral bone injuries.


Why are you participating in the IMNIS program?

To build network with corporate world in my field of research and contribute where I can, especially where teams are working toward multidisciplinary challenges.

What is the most important aspect of this professional relationship for you?

Team-work and learning environment

What do you hope your mentor can help you achieve and what is the best piece of advice you have received so far?

I hope that my mentor helps me to define my goal in piecewise tasks and channelize my skills for best utilisation.

“Be positive, enjoy work and keep connecting people to learn and contribute.”

What are the top 3 key things you hope to learn through the IMNIS program?

How to define small tasks toward achieving a goal in 4-5 years and identifying my skills.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of the IMNIS program for you so far?

To know the importance of networking and practical significance of research work.


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