Dr. Jayant S. Sabnis
Lab Role: Laboratory PI
Dr. Sabnis joined MIT as a Senior Lecturer in March 2016 from Pratt & Whitney, where he was Vice President of Engineering – Module Centers. He assumed this role in 2013 and was responsible for providing leadership to about 3,000 engineers in the Module Center Engineering organization who execute the design, development and field support of all the Pratt & Whitney Engine components. Prior to this position, he was Chief of System Functional Designs and responsible for the functional design of all Pratt & Whitney Gas Turbine Engines. Dr. Sabnis played the lead role in defining the thermodynamic cycle for the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan Engine™ family, as well as securing air-framer/airline acceptance of this step change in engine architecture. Dr. Sabnis’ career at United Technologies Corporation spanned 24 years and included leadership positions at Pratt & Whitney as well as United Technologies Research Center. Dr. Sabnis holds six patents and has authored over 20 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay has recognized Dr. Sabnis’ accomplishments with the Distinguished Alumni Award, their highest level of recognition. Dr. Sabnis also served on the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering Advisory Council at the Georgia Institute of Technology.