CURRENT STUDENT MEMBERS
Natasha is a PhD student in the Mechanical Engineering department in Prof. Amos Winter’s lab. She received her B.S. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Her research is on the design of community-scale photovoltaic powered electrodialysis desalination systems for inland rural villages in India. Outside of lab, Natasha enjoys traveling and being outside, especially nordic skiing, rock climbing, camping, and hiking.
Nikita is a second year Masters student in the department of Mechanical Engineering, working with Prof. Jonathan How in the Aerospace Controls Lab. Her research involves understanding the risk to an autonomous/semi-autonomous vehicle, associated with the potential lane change manoeuvres of surrounding traffic cars. Nikita group up in India and completed her undergraduate studies from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, also in Mechanical Engineering.
Rashed is a second year Masters student in the Mechanical Engineering department, working with Prof. Pedro Reis in the Elasticity, Geometry, and Statistics Lab. His research involves studying the wrinkling of elastic bilayers. Rashed grew up in Kuwait before earning his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.
Prof. Gareth H. McKinley (gareth AT mit)
For issues involving faculty members, it can be helpful to have another faculty member to speak to. Our faculty in charge, Prof McKinley, who is the SoE Professor of Teaching Innovation, and the Associate Head for Research, is a resource you can turn to in such cases.