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  • Purdue ( December-2017 )
  • West Lafayette, IN, USA

About (Summary)

2 years + experience at Rapid Design of Systems Lab working on rapid trajectory optimization for human-class Mars missions. Invented the term loft coefficient during this period. 7 months experience at Infosys Technologies Limited and 2 months experience at IIT Kanpur. Represented Purdue Aerospace department as an exchange student at Keio University, Japan working on risk analysis of human Mars missions and at Beijing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics (BUAA) attending a graduate summer school program. Part of 4 honors societies, founder of two aerospace organizations, team leader and manager of Team Kanau (collaboration between Purdue and Keio students) international student design project for Mars flyby mission that won first prize at NASA Johnson Space Center.


Purdue University
Aerospace Engineering
2011 to 2017
JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida, India
Mechanical Engineering
2006 to 2010

Your Major

Aerospace Engineering

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

First place, Inspiration Mars Student Design Competition
Manager and co-founder of team that won against 37 other international teams on a human Mars flyby mission to be launched in 2018.
Aerospace Academic Honor
Among top 10% of aerospace grad students at Purdue conferred by Sigma Gamma Tau.
Engineering Honor
Among top 1/8 of engineering students at Purdue conferred by Tau Beta Pi

Grad School Interests

Already a grad student at Purdue.

Intended Job Path

Actively work on human missions to Mars after completing Ph.D.

Job Experience

Software Engineer Trainee
Infosys Technologies Ltd. India
October, 2010 to May, 2011


Guest Speaker
May, 2013 to February, 2015
Martin Luther King Day
January, 2012
Volunteer perfomer
ASHA Purdue
September, 2013


Aerospace projects, singing, dancing, dramatics, creative writing, sports including lawn tennis, cricket, soccer, chess and half marathon races.
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