Patrick J Singal

Ph.D. Student

Patrick Singal has been a PhD candidate and research assistant in the Burke Lab since September 2022. He previously earned a BASc in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, graduating with first-class honours. Patrick’s interests include fundamental-level energy research, system design and optimization, and mechatronics. In the long term, he hopes to apply his engineering background towards projects focused on environmental sustainability and the global energy transition.

Past engineering projects are briefly described below and listed in detail at

  • Capstone: Thermal management system optimization simulator for heavy-duty EVs (Queen’s University)
  • Thesis: CFD simulation of turbulent, compressible flow through rotating detonation engine (Queen’s University)
  • Software-automated aeroponic vertical farming system (Queen’s University)
  • Low-cost COVID-19 mechanical ventilator (Code Life Ventilator Challenge, 2020)
  • NACA0012 airfoil with embedded pressure transducers (Queen’s University and EPFL, Switzerland)
Columbia Affiliations
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Data Science Institute