Engineering Department at MassBay

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Engineering Faculty

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Chitra N. Javdekar, Ph.D., Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Professor Javdekar joined MassBay as a full time faculty in 2006 in the Mechanical Engineering Program. She has since taught several freshman and sophomore level engineering courses such as Strength of Materials, Engineering Statics/Dynamics and Engineering Computation in the Engineering (AS) and Mechanical Engineering (AS) programs.  She has also taught several courses in the Engineering Design (AS) program since 2005. 

Chitra is a Co-PI for an NSF S-STEM grant (2012-2017) and worked as MassBay Principal Investigator for an NSF STEP UP (2007-2012) grant in collaboration with Northeastern University.   Project Website:

Professor Javdekar was a Research Assistant at Tufts University from 1998-2004 and earned her Ph. D. from Tufts University in May 2004.  Before that, she also earned a B. S. and a M. S. Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering from University of Mumbai, and worked in two consulting companies in India for structural analysis and design of machine foundations, high rise buildings and industrial plants. At another consulting company, Chitra worked for nondestructive testing and evaluation of facilities that were damaged in 1993 bomb-blasts in Mumbai, India. 

Marina Bograd, MA, Engineering Design and Electronics Technology
 Professor Bograd has BS in Electrical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University and an MA in Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix. She has been teaching engineering and productivity software courses for over 15 years. She also designs and teaches on-line and hybrid courses. Through the course of her career, she has taught courses and consulted at four and two year institutions as well as corporate and adult training. Prior to teaching, she worked as an electrical and instrumentation engineer working primarily on designs of water and wastewater treatment plants.