Prabodh Sonalkar

Innovation Fellow

Prabodh recently graduated from Purdue University with a master’s in Mechanical Engineering. Originally from Mumbai, India, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from K J Somaiya College of Engineering. As an undergraduate student, Prabodh discovered his passion for computer-aided design (CAD) through robotics team competition and pursued further CAD proficiency through four professional certificates in SOLIDWORKS software. He also gained practical experience in design and manufacturing while working for a local manufacturer in India. As a student, Prabodh served many leadership roles, most notably as the inventory director for Purdue’s ACE Campus Food Pantry. It was through this service to those faced with food insecurity that he realized his desire to serve others.