Akshat Agarwal

Akshat AgarwalEducation

  • BA. (Hons), M.Eng. Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering, University of Cambridge (Gonville & Caius College), 2015
  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2021 (Advisor: Professor Steven Barrett)

Fields: Air-Breathing Propulsion, Contrails

Lab Role: Research Assistant

Email: aa681@mit.edu

I come from Manchester, England and completed my BA(Hons)/MEng at the University of Cambridge, specializing in Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering. My MEng research project involved developing a load alleviating mechanism for unsteady flow fluctuations in tidal turbines. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, where my research is focused on the microphysics of contrail development.