Capital District Chapter’s Nikhil Bodhankar, P.E. is named NSPE 2018 Young Engineer of the Year

NYSSPE is pleased to announce that Nikhil Bodhankar, P.E. has been awarded the very prestigious National Society of Professional Engineers 2018 Young Engineer of the Year Award.

Nikhil Bodhankar, P.E. is a senior electrical engineer, associate principal and shareholder at SMRT Architects and Engineers in Latham, New York.  He is a member of the Capital District Chapter and currently resides in Niskayuna, NY.   Nik has more than a decade of experience in specialized scientific research and practice in electrical engineering. His designs have been applied in a variety of public and private sector fields, including research institutions, education, utilities, transportation, health care, and renewable energy. Nik leads the Electrical Engineering Department of SMRT’s New York office.

He has worked closely with clients including the GE-Global Research Center, where he made substantial contributions to the complex areas of safety electrical circuits, explosion-proof environment electrical design, machine automation, programming variable frequency drives, and developing control logic for some of the world’s more challenging research experiments. His clients have also included Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, GlobalFoundries, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the New York State Office of General Services. Nik’s innovative design models have been recognized for their effectiveness and efficiency by practitioners and policymakers alike in the electrical engineering field. His research for developing a theoretical model for the use of smart textiles to protect U.S. military personnel in combat, “Analysis of Heat and Mass Transfer on Porous Medium on Human Skin,” was presented at the Nunan Research Symposium. Nik earned a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Pune, India. Outside work, Nik enjoys snowboarding in winter, hiking and biking in summer, Latin dancing throughout the year, and spending time with his kids.

Nikhil Bodhankar will accept this award and recognition during the 2018 NSPE PECON at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV on Friday, July 20th.  Nikhil will also receive NYSSPE’s 2018 Young Engineer of the Year award at the NYSSPE Annual Conference in Saratoga Springs, NY on June 15th. 

Congratulations to Nikhil from all of us at NYSSPE!

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