Resume [Last updated in May 2018]
My name is Nikhil Chavan-Dafle.
I completed my schooling upto high school in Kolhapur.
For my undergraduate studies, I joined College of Engineering Pune.
I majored in Mechanical Engineering and enjoyed working on mechanism design, product design and robotics projects.
In Fall 2012, I came to the US for graduate studies. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in December 2013 with Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. While at CMU, I worked as a Graduate Student Researcher under the guidance of Prof. Matthew T. Mason at the Manipulation Lab (MLab) at Robotics Institute, CMU.
Now, I am a graduate student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and working with Prof. Alberto Rodriguez at the Manipulation and Mechanisms Lab @ MIT (MCube Lab).