Principal Investigator

Samaneh Farokhirad

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


Dr. Farokhirad is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at NJIT. She received her Ph.D. and M.Phil. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from City College of New York (CCNY), and B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology. Prior to joining NJIT, she was a NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Penn Institute for computational science at University of Pennsylvania (2016-2019) and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Computational Multiphase Flow Dynamics Group at CCNY (2015-2016).


Ph.D. Students


Undergraduate Students

Jaime Siguenza

Jaime Siguenza Photo

Jaime Siguenza is studying Mechanical Engineering at NJIT. He joined Rad lab in Spring 2020 to explore mechanical properties of hydrogel particles in porous media. During his spare time, he enjoys making scale replicas of airplanes as well as tinkering with mechanical objects to figure out how they function.

Fabiana Penachi


Fabiana Penachi is studying General Engineering/ Biomedical Engineering at NJIT. She joined Rad lab in Spring 2020 to explore the behavior of polymeric nanoparticles for medical applications. Her goal is to become a well-rounded Dentist with her own business.


High-School Students

Priyanjali Solanky


Priyanjali is a junior at Montville Township High School. Her favorite subjects are math and biology.  She is particularly interested in learning about new biological systems and their modeling. Outside of school, she enjoys volunteering in her community, playing golf, and reading. In the future, She hopes to pursue a career in medical science.