Nikhil Kshirsagar

Photo of Nikhil Kshirsagar, M.S. - Plan II 2023

Describe your background
Electronics undergrad.

Describe your area of research and/or your area of specialty
Biosensors, Bioelectronics, electronics and electrochemistry.

Describe your involvement within the department and UC San Diego (were/are you involved in student orgs, recreation, certificate programs, internships, etc. outside of curricular requirements?)
Was involved with XSTEM workshop and was a Peer Mentor at JUMP.

Have you received any outstanding mentorship or guidance during your time in the program that made an impact on your research and/or the trajectory of your career?
Got amazing guidance from my PI Dr. Joseph Wang and my peers at his lab who shaped my career.

What has been your favorite part about your graduate experience in the program?
The intense research and learning opportunities. You cannot attend this program without gaining significant exposure to cutting edge research. Your worldview changes and you start looking at problems from a very different perspective. Plus, interacting with so many nationalities helps you see things that you hadn't considered before. That alone is a huge PLUS!

If you are an Alumni from our program, what is your current role, or what are your career prospects and plans for the future?
I plan to go for industry research in biosensors and medical devices.