Email
mabhatia@wpi.edu
Office
Higgins Lab 107
Education
BS Mechanical Engineering Sardar Patel University 2007
MS Mechanical Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology 2008
PhD Mechanical Engineering Arizona State University 2014
Postdoc Mechanical Engineering Arizona State University 2016

Dr. M. A. Bhatia is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Prior to coming to WPI, Dr. Bhatia was a Postdoctoral Researcher at Arizona State University where he was working on thermal and mechanical stability of nanocrystalline Cu-Ta material which was published in nature journal. He received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University in December 2014. His research interest is understanding the effect of defects on structure-property relationships in advanced materials such as magnesium and titanium alloys related to the aerospace, automotive and nuclear industries at different length scales. Dr Bhatia believes in having open class discussions and provide all required tools to develop vision and interest in students. In 2016, Dr. Bhatia was a recipient of “2016 TMS LMD Young Leader Professional Development Award”. In 2011, Dr. Bhatia received TMS Light Metals Magnesium, ‘Best Fundamental Research Paper Award’ for his work on predicting deformation and failure behavior in magnesium alloys using a multiscale modeling approach.

Email
mabhatia@wpi.edu
Office
Higgins Lab 107
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Professional Highlights & Honors
2016 TMS LMD Young Leader Professional Development Award
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
finalist for “Outstanding Graduate in Mechanical Engineering"
Arizona State Univeristy
Research article featured in “Essential Readings in Magnesium Technology”, which is a compilation of the best papers in the history of Magnesium Technology
The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
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Light Metals Magnesium Best Paper Award: “Effect of Substituted Aluminum in Magnesium Tension Twin”
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My rigorous training in biopsychosocial theory and methodology, including measurement and assessment of biomarkers of health and their relationships with psychosocial phenomena, give me the necessary background to meaningfully collaborate on this project. In my current position as an Assistant Professor of Psychological & Cognitive Sciences and Neuroscience at WPI, I conduct interdisciplinary research on the dynamic relationships among social factors and physiological processes. My expertise includes salivary cortisol, plasma biomarkers, remote data collection (including EMA methods), mHealth technology, wearable sensors, randomized controlled research, laboratory and field experimental designs, survey research, qualitative and interview methods, and various data analytic approaches. In addition to conducting research in my own lab, I actively pursue national and international research collaborations and am skilled at interfacing with and leading multi-site teams. Of particular relevance here, I am currently part of a multi-institution interdisciplinary collaboration investigating psychosocial mediators of pain trajectories in response to integrative medicine interventions.

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