Praveen Gopalakrishnan is a Ph.D. student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at UB. He got his bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Amrita University, India. He is an alumni of UB and currently holds a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for a year as an Industrial Engineering Manager/Design Engineer at Monosystems, Buffalo before coming back to school.  Sustainable Design and Manufacturing, Design Optimization and Design for Additive Manufacturing are among his research interests.