Everyone finds their fascination or get awestruck by something in their lives. I found mine in childhood. It was flying, airplanes and spaceships.
Running outside my house to see airplanes flying overhead whenever I heard the sounds of their engines. Staying up late and missing school to build airplanes, rockets and machines. Watching the night sky, making up 3 dimensional models of the distance of the stars from earth based on their brightness and then imagining myself flying around them. Showing up at home every day at 6PM sharp in order to catch every episode of Talespin, a Disney cartoon about flight and adventure. This is how I spent my childhood in a small town in the mountains of northern India. The feeling of awe and wonder that I have had since childhood about flying and exploring space became a key that has led me to my career. My childhood dreams inspired me to become an aerospace engineer.
There is certain awe in designing and building things that people can use and that helps them to step into a better world. I have experienced it multiple times and that's what I look for in everything I do.
About My Work (How I Do It)
I design and build airplanes, rockets, machines, electronics and art. I program in Python, MATLAB, C/C++. I use SolidWorks as primary software for CAD. I have co-founded two companies.
Stanford University | Singularity University | Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University