Rajat Kumar

Doctoral Candidate at Stony Brook University
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I am a first year PhD student in the department of Biomedical Engineering at Stony Brook University, New York. I am currently working on instrumentation development for a dynamic phantom for fMRI at Laboratory for Computational Neurodiagnostics. My areas of interest are MRI compatible instrumentation and precision medicine. I spent first 22 years of my life in India, most of which was in Delhi. I was fortunate enough to experience both home schooling and formal system of education. I love to play table tennis, cook food, read biographies and form live experiences. Next short term goal is to experience the scandinavian lifestyle and culture !

About Me

I am 23 and belong to the home of ancient Indus Valley Civilization - India. I am an engineer by education and experience. I did my undergraduate in Instrumentation and Control Engineering. I have worked for a short span in Oil and Gas EPC Industry and now have returned back to graduate school.

I completed my undergraduate degree with a university gold medal, few lifelong friendships and a job. The idea of staying in industry after college got defeated as I developed interest in exploring what I really want in life. Keep going down till you stop, pick your phone up and contact me !

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These are few things I usually work on.

I have been programming extensively in LabVIEW for past 5 years. I have some experience with MakerBot 3D printers and recently I have started using FormLabs high resolution SLA 3D printer. I used SPI INTOOLS in past for preparation of Wiring Connection List, Loop Diagrams, Datasheets and Instrument Index.

3D Printing
C/C++ , Python


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  • Learn Every Passing Day

    “ The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

  • August 13th , 2015 to Present
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    Current Job

    Stony Brook UniversityTeaching Assistant

    Teaching assistant for senior year undergraduate course in Bioinstrumentation - BME 313 in the department of biomedical engineering at Stony Brook University. The course has a classroom and laboratory component covering instrumentation and sensor principles for medical applications.

  • July 1st , 2014 to March 27th , 2015
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    SK Engineering & ConstructionGraduate Trainee Engineer - Instrumentation & Control

    I worked on Nghi Son Refinary and Petrochemical Complex Project (Vietnam) - a refinary planned with capacity of 200,000 barrels/day and an investment of 9 Billion USD. I worked on development of datasheets for control valves & sight glass, wiring connection list, loop diagrams, IO list and Instrument Index.

  • December 1st , 2013 to June 30th , 2015
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    Ascension Inc. Co-founder

    Ascension Inc. was a healthcare company focussed on development of health kiosks for workplace wellness. Ascension Inc. also served as the sole selling distributor of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for millitary applications in India for NST Corporation , Korea.

  • September 1st , 2012 to August 31st , 2013
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    Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences Visting Research Intern

    I worked in the department of biomedical engineering and developed tools for cognitive assessment and training of high school children and kids with autism.

  • June 10th, 2013 to July 31st, 2013
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    Indian Oil Research & Development Centre Summer Intern

    I worked in the department of instrumentation and conducted a study on usability of input modalities for designing effective user interface for control system applications.

State University of New York at Stony Brook

PhD in Biomedical Engineering
2015 - 2020 (Expected)

I am currently a first year PhD student at Stony Brook University. I am fully funded by the department of Biomedical Engineering for my graduate studies. I am working on development of mri compatible instrumentation for a dynamic phantom at LCNeuro. I am also enrolled in coursework. This semester I am undertaking courses on engineering principles in cell biology, cell & molecular imaging and magnetic resonance.

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University

B.TECH IN Instrumentation and Control Engineering
2010 - 2014 , GPA - 81.62 on a scale of 100

I completed my undegraduate degree with majors in Instrumentation and minors in Control Systems. I was supported by a merit based technology scholarship for four years of undergraduate study. I undertook courses on mechanical and industrial instrumentation, embedded systems, microprocessors, control systems and programming.

Air Force Senior Secondary School - Delhi

2007 - 2010

I completed my final year of high school and senior secondary school in a very protected and stimulating environment. School Education introduced me to the importance of having friendships and networking.


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Gold Medal




Excellence Awards


National Events


University Gold Medal

Class of 2014

I secured top position among all the students of different colleges enrolled in the bachelor of technology program in Instrumentation at Guru Gobing Singh Indraprastha University.

Full Tuition Scholarship for Graduate Study at Stony Brook University

Awarded by department of biomedical engineering , 2015.

Merit Based Technology Scholarship for Four Years of Undergraduate Study

Awarded by Northern Railways Women Welfare Organization - India , 2010 - 2014.

Best Final Year Project in University - "Brain Computer Interface"

Awarded by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University , 2014.

Academic Excellence Award

Awarded by IEEE-HKN, Fall 2012.

Runners Up VIMANTRA 2012: All India Level Technical Presentation in System Design using LabVIEW

National Instruments, India.

Shortlisted in top 100 candidates in India for Engineering The Eye Event , Hyderabad.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Media Labs. , 2013.


The First Ones !

Atul Govil is a first generation entrepreneur. We both worked together while building Ascension Inc. He is the first person from who whom I learnt the basics of business operations and management. He is an IIT Kanpur, FMS Delhi and LSE (Gurukool Chevening Scholar) alumni. He specializes in international steel trading with reference to South Asia. Always an Inspiration! He can provide a recommendation for me - contact details available on request.

Sushil Chandra was my first research mentor during my time at INMAS. He works on cognitive assessment and enhancement techniques through interventions like Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality & Meditation. He can provide a recommendation for me - contact details available on request.

Kalpana Mukerji was my first formal science teacher. The intial imprints of why I should be studying science were formed by her. If I didn't meet her - may be the path would have been different and you would not have been experiencing the webpage as in its current form.

  • Atul Govil
  • Director Commercial , MS Steel Commodities Pte Ltd , Singapore
  • Sushil Chandra
  • Scientist 'F' & Head - Biomedical Engineering , INMAS-DRDO , India.
  • Kalpana Mukerji
  • High School Science Teacher, India


  • Rajat Kumar

  • Email : rajat.kumar@stonybrook.edu
  • Phone : +1-631-820-5918
  • See Me : Chapin C-1040, 700 Health Sciences Drive, Stony Brook, NY - 11790.