Ajinkya Kadu is a second year PhD student at Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University. He is working on development of reconstruction methods for inverse problems in geoscience under the guidance of Prof. Tristan van Leeuwen (UU), Prof. Wim Mulder (TUDelft and Shell) and Prof. Joost Batenburg (CWI and ULeiden). He completed his bachelors and masters in Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Operations Research at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, India.
During stay at IIT Bombay, he has worked on numerous projects including student satellite – Pratham, Autonomous Underwater vehicle, Autonomous Lighter-Than-Air (LTA) Vehicle. He was also engaged in managerial activities including Events Manager for annual Aviation festival Zephyr and Head of Department Academic Mentorship Program.
He’s passionate about education and have been involved in educational outreach and mentoring activities. Along with research and education, he cherishes interesting conversations on tech startups.