Jad Elmourad

Research Assistant


Born in New Jersey and raised in Lebanon. I received my BS Double Major degree in Aerospace Engineering and in Physics from MIT in 2020 (yes, my diploma was issued digitally on the Bitcoin blockchain). Other than research, I love to spend time reading, writing, dancing, and training my body.


I joined LAE in 2020, and I’m pursuing a Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics. Part of my research is on reducing direct aircraft emissions without sacrificing engine performance via developing various combustion concepts The other part is contrail avoidance via trajectory optimization.



  • Gas Turbine Propulsion, Combustion
  • Thermodynamic Cycle Analysis
  • Water Injection