Jaya Narain- PhD Student


Research Interests

Jaya's research interests include design for highly constrained environments, assistive technology, and fluid and structural mechanics. She works on designing efficient, high performance components for drip irrigation systems and designed an optimized low pressure inline emitter that will be piloted in field trials in 2019. Her current research includes developing new high performance pressure compensating mechanisms and anti-clogging designs. Jaya also co-founded ATHack, an assistive technologies hackathon, in 2014 and has served as a director for the program since its inception; she is now conducting research assessing the impact of the program as both a design and educational tool.

Education

  • SM in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
  • SB in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Honors and Awards

  • Invited Speaker, National ADA Symposium, June 2018 - "ATHack - A Design and Educational Exercise in Accessibility"
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, 2016
  • Barbara P. James Beaverworks Memorial Award for Excellence in Project-Based Engineering, MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • Robert Bruce Wallace Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership Potential, MIT Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2015
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, member since 2014
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, member since 2014
  • Publications

    See Google Scholar Page

    Hobbies

    Piano, reading, running