China Hagström

Research Assistant


China is a Research Assistant at the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment. She received an Aerospace Engineering B.S. from UCLA in 2020. Before joining LAE, she worked as an undergraduate researcher in the Laser Diagnostics and Gas Dynamics Lab at UCLA studying hybrid rocket combustion using spectroscopic techniques. In her free time China enjoys photography, baking, and figure skating.


Focus on improving Cantera, an open-source chemical kinetics, thermodynamics, and transport package, to help create the first comprehensive analysis of the atmospheric impacts of current and future space launches.


      • Combustion
      • Spectroscopy