Current Graduate Students

Satyajit Upasani, PhD program in ISE

Satyajit started his PhD in the Human Factors program at Virginia Tech in Spring 2018. He also has an MS in Industrial and Systems Engineering (Human Factors) from Virginia Tech, and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University.

Satyajit’s research interests are in Eye-tracking, Mental Workload, and Physical Human Robot Interaction. He is currently working on the measurement of visuomotor strategies and mental workload associated with using collaborative robots.

Satyajit also has experience in UX research, evaluating and redesigning specialized software interfaces used in genetics research and clinical trials.

Email: sau13@vt.edu

Hanjun Park, PhD program in ISE

Hanjun entered PhD program at the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering since 2018.

His primary research interest lies in understanding the effects of using the augmented technologies such as exoskeletons on human biomechanics and enhancing Human-Machine Interaction using prediction modeling.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering at Seoul National University.

Email: hanj321@vt.edu

Rahul Narasimhan Raghuraman, PhD program in Industrial Engineering

Rahul started his PhD in the Human Factors & Ergonomics program at Clemson University in Fall 2021. He has a BTech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIIT-D&M Kancheepuram, India.

Rahul’s research interests are applications of passive and active exoskeleton devices in industry and rehabilitation.

Rahul also has experience in rapid prototyping, lower limb prosthetics and new product development.

Email: rraghur@clemson.edu

Garvit Gupta, MS program in Industrial Engineering

Garvit started his MS in the Industrial Engineering program at Clemson University in Fall 2021. He has a BTech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from, Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya India.

Garvit’s research interests are applications of passive and active exoskeleton devices in industrial workers.

Garvit has more than 5 years of industrial experience.

Email: garvitg@clemson.edu

Jevin Chanchad, MS Program in Industrial Engineering

Jevin has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from L.J institute of Engineering and Technology. He started at Clemson in the fall of 2021. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Industrial Engineering.

His primary research interest lies in knowing the effects of various activities on human biomechanics and rehabilitation.

Email: jchanch@clemson.edu

Vishwajeet Ransing, PhD program in Industrial Engineering

Vishwajeet started his PhD in the Human Factors & Ergonomics program at Clemson University’s Industrial Engineering department in Fall 2021. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University and a Master’s degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering from University of Michigan-Dearborn.

His broad research interests include Human-centered design and Human-system interaction.

He has an industrial experience of over 5 years in workplace ergonomics, workstation design and process improvement.

Email: vransin@clemson.edu

Balagopal Raveendranath, PhD program in Human Factors Psychology

Balagopal joined the Human Factors Psychology PhD program at Clemson in Fall 2019. He also has an MSc in Cognitive Science from the Centre of Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences, Allahabad, India.

His primary research interest lies in understanding human perception, action and behavior while using technologies like exoskeletons, virtual reality etc.

He also has a keen interest in Statistics and has taught an introductory course on Statistics in Psychology.

Email: braveen@clemson.edu

Albert Moore, PhD program in Industrial Engineering

Research Interests: Exoskeleton diffusion in construction, Industrial Hygiene

Building upon his work experience as Health and Safety professional, Albert’s research interests focus on understanding opportunities and barriers, and facilitating the adoption, of exoskeleton technology to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in the construction industry.

Email: amoore@vt.edu