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Rakesh Mahto

Rakesh Mahto

California State University, Fullerton

Fullerton, CA USA

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Rakesh's work combines: Engineering, Technology, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Assistant Professor

I teach classes on electronic circuits & do research on solar energy. Also train CSUF students to become future leaders.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India

  • Graduate Degree

    Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    California State University, Fullerton

  • Doctorate

    Computer Hardware Engineering

    University of New Mexico

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Assistant Professor:

Bachelor's Degree: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Graduate Degree: Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Doctorate: Computer Hardware Engineering

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Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Society in general:

    Your friends who went to school/college with you already passed important life milestones and you are still studying. When will your studies end?

  • How I responded:

    I just say try to do well in research. One acceptance of journal or conference paper will alleviate all pain received due to criticism. The joy of that success will continue to motivate in accomplishing future research work.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I am from a well-to-do family. However, I decided not to take their help in dealing with my financial misery. I feel everyone should go through that phase. Since the learning received on those days stays with you for rest of your life.