Nina Petelina - Master Student

Research Interests

Hello, my name is Nina and I am a first year graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at MIT, and 5th year student at MIT overall. I am working on the passive prosthetic knee and leg project. I’m very excited to work on a project that can help so many people. My research interest include design, manufacturing, and controls. Also, I am an international student from Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod in Russia.


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
  • Lyceum “School #2”, Moscow, Russia, 2013
  • Honors and Awards

  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Summer Internship Poster Finalist Award (2016)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, member since spring 2016
  • Hobbies

    MIT MakerWorkshop, film photography, painting, playing the ukulele