Dr. Chirag Kharangate


Chirag Kharangate is a postdoctoral scholar in the NanoHeat Laboratory and is working on the design and optimization of two-phase embedded microchannel cooling in Si and SiC substrates. Chirag got his B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, India in 2009, followed by a Master of Science from Purdue University in 2011. He then worked as a Power Electronics Mechanical Engineer in the Advanced Engineering Group at Delphi Electronics & Safety. After two years at Delphi, he returned to Purdue to pursue his Ph.D, graduating in 2016. His research work at Purdue University involved designing thermal management technologies utilizing two-phase flow boiling for applications in future space vehicles.  He has a total of 14 archival journal publications (10 as the first author).