Prateek Sehgal


Ph.D. Candidate
Mechanical Engineering                                            

390 Kimball Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Email: ps824 (at)


Prateek began his graduate studies at Cornell in Fall 2014 and  joined the Micro/Nanofluidics Laboratory in November 2014. He graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in May 2014 with B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech in Thermal Science and Engineering. In his Masters thesis, Prateek worked on characterization of solid-droplet friction using molecular dynamics simulations. He won several fellowships and awards including Institute Silver Medal for his performance at IIT Kharagpur and second place in Three-minute Thesis Competition at Cornell.

Current Projects

Prateek’s research interests are in transport phenomena at micro/nano scale and rheology of complex fluids. He has developing an acoustofluidic device for size-based separation of nanoparticles. He is currently developing systems to tune the rheology of complex fluids.



Honors and Awards

  • W. Terence Coakley Award for best poster presentation at Acoustofluidics 2017 conference
  • Second place in University wide Three-Minutes Thesis Competition at Cornell (2017)
  • Best Presentation in ‘Engineering for Health Diagnostics’ session at Cornell MAE symposium (2017)
  • Institute Silver Medal at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (2014)
  • Dwarka Nath Singh Memorial Prize, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (2014)
  • WISE Scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Germany, 2012
  • TODAI-IIT Undergraduate Student Scholarship, University of Tokyo and Mori Seiki Co. Ltd., Japan, 2012


B.Tech+M.Tech (Dual Degree) in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India (2014)

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University (2017)