Prashant Purohit

Ph.D. Student Developing a Device to Reduce Infant Mortality Rate
Prashant Purohit Ph.D. Student

Prashant Purohit is a current doctorate student studying electrical and computer engineering, specializing in biomedical instrumentation. He received a bachelor’s in electronics and communication from JECRC University in Jaipur, and his hometown is in India.

1. Why did you choose UNH for your graduate program?

The research scope and practical knowledge provided by UNH is impressive. The faculty helps students understand concepts and always motivates them to apply the knowledge practically. As a student, applying the knowledge we learn from courses and using it in real life, whether as hardware, software, or both, is always fascinating.

2. What is your Research Focus?

The research area I am focusing on is developing a Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) real-time feedback training device for experienced and inexperienced practitioners for neonates, also known as newborns.

3. What are you hoping to accomplish with this research? How will it potentially impact society or day-to-day life?

I'm hoping to develop a training tool that will reduce the neonatal mortality rate, especially in countries that are underdeveloped and cannot afford expensive devices to train the practitioners.

4. What do you enjoy most about your experience at UNH?

I enjoy the fun events and activities that UNH hosts, along with the Hamel Recreation Center, meeting people from different cultures, and the facilities provided to calm and relax students.

5. What do you hope to do after your time at UNH?

I hope to work in research and development at a medical company to develop more devices that help society.

6. What is your advice for someone on how to best prepare for a graduate program?

The only advice I can give is to learn time management because sometimes it will be overwhelming to manage time between the coursework and research. It is essential to address the time between both and remember to enjoy life.