Dr. Pankaj Nivrutti Dhatrak
Associate Professor
Dr. Pankaj Nivrutti Dhatrak


Dr. Pankaj Dhatrak is an accomplished Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at MIT-World Peace University, Pune, India. With a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering from Savitribai Phule Pune University, he has a strong background in Finite Element Analysis of Automotive components, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, and their applications. He has over 5 years of industrial experience in vibration and fatigue analysis of various automotive components using different CAE tools, along with more than 15 years of academic experience teaching UG/PG students. Dr. Dhatrak is an author of over 45+ peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters in reputed Journal and Conference Proceedings. Recently, he has been actively involved in designing and developing biomedical devices. He has served as a Technical Advisory Committee Member for 5+ International conferences and has reviewed manuscripts for over 5+ reputable peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dhatrak is a Life member of Indian Society of Technical Education (ISTE) and Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE-India Western Section), and his research interests span across Biomedical research in Dentistry, integration of Mechanical Engineering for varied Biomechanical applications, and more.

Research Areas

Bio-mechanical Engineering, Medical Devices, Vibration and Fatigue, FEA


1. V. Khened, K. Dhok, M. Pradhan, and P. Dhatrak, “Evaluation of Resonance Frequency and Micromotion to Achieve Implant Stability Using Vibroacoustic Resonance Frequency Analysis : A Mathematical Model,” J. Eng. Sci. Med. Diagnostics Ther., vol. 6, no. August, pp. 1–7, 2023, doi: 10.1115/1.4056951.

2. P. Dhatrak, K. Bhadri, N. Karnik, and U. Bora, “A mathematical approach to estimate micro-displacement of a dental implant using electromagnetic Frequency Response Analysis,” J. Mech. Behav. Biomed. Mater., vol. 140, no. February, p. 105735, 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2023.105735.

3. M. Kshirsagar and P. Dhatrak, “Strain based in vitro analysis of dental implant using artificial bone model and validation by numerical technique,” Med. Eng. Phys., vol. 111, no. August 2022, p. 103931, 2023, doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2022.103931.

4. A. Kurup, N. Khasnis, and P. Dhatrak, “Influence of Surface Coatings on the Stress Distribution by varying Friction Contact at Implant-Bone Interface using Finite Element Analysis,” Proc IMechE, Part H J Eng. Med., no. 124, pp. 1–12, 2023, doi: 10.1177/09544119221146617.

5. K. Bhadri, N. Karnik, and P. Dhatrak, “Current Advancements in Cardiovascular Disease Management using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Models : Current Scenario and Challenges,” IEEE 10th Int. Conf. Emerg. Trends Eng. Technol. Signal Inf. Process., 2022, doi: 10.1109/ICETET-SIP-2254415.2022.9791776.

6. N. Karnik, K. Bhadri, and P. Dhatrak, “Recent Advances in Sensor Technology for Biomedical Applications : A Review,” in Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, Springer Nature Singapore, 2023, pp. 37–57.

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