That was just one of the papers he presented from the time he started pursuing Mechanical Engineering. `Multimodal analysis of Electroencephalogram', `Brain-controlled mechanisms using mechatronic modeling', `Electric fuel regulation in carburetor using Millikan's method' and `Direct energy conversion material design using nano materials' are some of the other topics this 19-year-old has dealt with. He co-authored a few papers with collegemate Harini Janakiraman. Bharath has presented these papers at several national and international conferences. At a meeting, the judge suggested that he patent his papers.
Klaus Jurgen Bathe, professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT, recommended Bharath's name for the prestigious award. Now the student is a proud owner of a certificate stating he is the youngest researcher to have won the award. However, he does not think he can afford a trip to the US to collect his award in October.
He has a brilliant academic record of 95.4 per cent in Standard X and 92 per cent in Standard XII. A promising student at college, Bharath aspires to do his masters in Mechatronics (Mechanical activations using brain signals) at the MIT. "It is my dream to develop a cost-effective vehicle for the disabled", he said.