Prof Dhaval Patel is working as Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department since July 2009. He has experience of more than 9 years in the field of teaching and research. He obtained BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University in 2007 and MTech degree with specialization in Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) from Nirma University in 2009. He has presented more than 20 research papers in national/ international conferences in the area of Mechanical Design, Dynamics, Finite Element Analysis and Mechanical Vibrations. He has successfully executed two minor research projects in the area of machinery health monitoring funded by Nirma University. He was awarded gold medal for the Best Scholastic Performance for MTech(CAD/CAM) program in the year 2009. He has guided more than 12 PG dissertations. He has worked as a team member for many industrial consultancy assignments undertaken by the Department in the area of design and dynamics. He is currently pursing PhD in the area of machinery fault diagnostics using vibro-acoustic signatures. His research interest include Finite Element Analysis and Condition Monitoring of Machines.