Pulkit Shamshery - PhD Student


Research Interests

Pulkit Shamshery is a student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is part of the Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab advised by Professor Amos Winter. The focus of GEAR lab is to design and create simple, elegant technological solutions for use in highly resource-constrained environments.

Pulkit’s research interests include design for emerging and developing countries, dynamics, biomimetic design and fluid/solid mechanics. At MIT, his masters work focuses on designing an energy-efficient drip irrigation system for smallholder farmers. More specifically, he has focused on reducing the pressure losses within a drip emitter by understanding the fundamental working characteristics of a conventional emitter and optimizing it. Currently, he is working on the system level optimization of a complete farm field.

Pulkit earned his BA in Engineering and Master in Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cambridge, Trinity College.

Pulkit has lived and studied in four continents and in his spare time he likes to play squash and cricket, watch most sports and listen to audio books.

Education

  • B.A. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge (Trinity College), UK (2013)
  • M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge (Trinity College), UK (2014)
  • S. M. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA (2016)
  • Honors and Awards

  • 3rd Prize in de Florez Competition for Graduate Science, MIT, 2016
  • Jaguar Land-Rover Prize For Mechanical Engineering (Top in Mechanical Engineering), Univeristy of Cambridge, 2013
  • Leslie Walshaw Prize (Examination Prize), Trinity College, Cambridge, 2013
  • College Senior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2013
  • Rank 12/350, University of Cambridge, 2012
  • College Senior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2012
  • Rank 20/350, University of Cambridge, 2011
  • College Junior Scholarship, Trinity College, Cambridge, 2011
  • Publications

    See Google Scholar Page

    Hobbies

    Pulkit likes to play squash and cricket, watch most sports and listen to audio books.