Ajinkya Kadu is a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics at Utrecht University. He is working on geometric inverse problems with Dr. Tristan van Leeuwen (UU), Prof. Wim Mulder (TUDelft/Shell) and Prof. Joost Batenburg (CWI). His PhD is part of 'Computational Sciences for Energy Research', a program funded by NWO and Shell. During his PhD, he visited the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada and interned at Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in Cambridge, MA. He completed his bachelors and masters in Aerospace Engineering 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 has been involved in educational outreach and mentoring activities. Along with research and education, he cherishes interesting conversations on tech startups.