Originally from India, Krithika is a Tata Fellow and a first year Master’s student in the Mechanical Engineering Department. She did her undergraduate studies in the same field at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She then worked for a year with Shell Technologies as a Heat Transfer Engineer and was involved in the design and maintenance of furnaces, heat exchangers, and other heat transfer equipment.
At MIT, she is currently working on the development of low cost water filters using plant tissue with Prof. Rohit Karnik. Having a background in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, her broad interests include Micro/Nanofluidics and its application in biological systems.
She loves spending her free time reading, listening to music, and traveling. She is ever-ready to go hiking!
2015: MIT Water Night (research showcase) – 2nd place
2017: Graduate Science Award Admiral Luis de Florez (’11) Award competition – 1st place