Pratap
M.
Rao
Associate Professor
Affiliated Department or Office
Materials Science & Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Education
BS Mechanical Engineering Worcester Polytechnic Institute 2007
PhD Mechanical Engineering Stanford University 2013
Expert Bio

Professor Rao's research is aimed at discovering, understanding and developing advanced materials for a range of applications, including solar energy conversion, catalysis, printed electronics, sensors, and functional coatings. Students and researchers in his lab work on highly interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of materials science, mechanical engineering, solid state physics, and thermal sciences.

Media Coverage

WPI Engineers Create Wireless Oxygen Sensor for Sick Babies

Boston 25

Boston 25 reported on WPI researchers developing a sensor the size of a Band-Aid to measure a baby’s blood oxygen levels, a vital indication of the lungs’ effectiveness and whether the baby’s tissue is receiving adequate oxygen supply. This wearable device will be flexible and stretchable, wireless, inexpensive, and mobile - possibly allowing the child to leave the hospital and be monitored remotely.

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