Sahil Shah- PhD Student

Research Interests

After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Alberta, and working briefly as a CFD consultant in Houston, Sahil decided to return to graduate school to pursue his love for designing and prototyping. He is currently trying to develop a more efficient alternative to RO systems for domestic desalination in Indian cities.


  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering - University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB, 2013)
  • Honors and Awards

  • 2nd Prize in de Florez Competition for Graduate Design (2016)
  • Precimax Award in Design for Advanced Manufacturing (2013)
  • Louise McKinney Scholarship (2010, 2011)
  • Talisman Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship (2009)