Visiting Scholars

Khuram Walayat

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Warwick, Fall 2024.

Research: Dr. Khuram Walayat is a Research Fellow in the Chemistry Department at the University of Warwick. Prior to this role, he held the prestigious position of a Marie Curie individual fellow at the Institute for Materials and Processes, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh. Earlier in his career, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE), Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET), The University of Twente. Khuram earned his Ph.D. degree from Peking University, Beijing, China. His research interests include particle impact erosion, particulate flows, fluid-solid interaction, multi-phase flows involving energy storage, energy exchange, phase change, thermochemical and electrochemical reactions, and magnetohydrodynamic phenomena.

Aaron Robinson

Undergraduate Researcher, REU Physics Program, Morehouse College. May 2023 – August 2024.

Research: I am an undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student from Morehouse College. I am doing research on magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) and its applications for CubeSat Thermal Control Systems and would like to study further low-gravity fluid dynamics in the future.

Tatsuyoshi Kurumiya

Undergraduate Researcher, Georgia Tech SURE Program, UC Berkeley. May 2024 – August 2024.

Research: I’m an undergraduate mechanical engineering student at UC Berkeley, where I have been researching satellite attitude controls. I’m very interested in applications of magnetohydrodynamics for life support systems and spacecraft propulsion! My dream is to innovate at the intersection of hardware and controls, researching new actuators to expand the capabilities of spacecraft. Outside of space, I love playing the drums and making fun animations.

Former visiting scholars

Macià Monfort Castillo, Undergraduate Researcher, Polytechnical University of Valencia. August 2022 – May 2023.