About Me

     Resume [Last updated in May 2018]

     My name is Nikhil Chavan-Dafle.    
         
      I was born in Kolhapur, a beautiful town in south western part of Maharashtra state, India.
      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).