Top 100 Aerospace and Aviation Professionals to Follow On LinkedIn 2021: 18. Shreya Santra

18. Shreya Santra

Assistant Professor at the Space Robotics Laboratory, Tohoku University, Spaceport SARABHAI

18. Shreya Santra

PhD MEXT Student || Roboticist || Aerospace Engineer | Space Generation Advisory Council

Average Post Engagement:




What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, Job hunting, Staying connected professionally

Number of Followers:





Who am I:

I am a world citizen extremely passionate about space exploration. Having lived in more than 6 countries and interacted with people from around the globe, I am convinced science and technology can bring multiple positive changes in everybody’s lives. Therefore, the purpose of my science is to spread awareness and inspiration about science and its applications, by developing disruptive tech for the coexistence of Nature and humanity.

Space is one such sector where it is necessary to assess all the risks involved and ensure that none of our actions backfire. I believe we should approach all modern technology development in the same manner.

What I do:

Since October 2018, I am pursuing my Ph.D. in Space Robotics Lab (SRL) Tohoku University, Japan as a Japanese government MEXT scholar. My Ph.D. is focused on Swarm coordination for planetary surface exploration carried out at the SRL in collaboration with DLR Institute of Communications and Navigation, Germany.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

You can follow me if interested in space and extreme environment robotics; or want to collaborate on space related projects. I am also open to mentoring young students for space career related queries, so feel free to follow me and watch out for my posts.

Who I follow on Linkedin:

Researchers and Entrepreneurs who dare to do take new initiatives

Minoo Rathnasabapathy

Research Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Priyanka D. Rajkakati

Aerospace engineer (Ph.D.) | Artist | Forbes India 30U30, Capgemini Engineering

My favourite or most successful post:

Caltech Space Challenge is one of the most toughest space challenges for graduates held every 2 years.
I was fortunate to be 1 of the 32 successful participants from a pool of 567 applicants of 264 universities around the world.
We were divided into 2 teams – Voyagers and Explorers, given a set of requirements & constraints to plan a New Frontiers mission to Enceladus.
The jury who judged our proposals were from NASA Jet Propulsion LaboratoryLockheed MartinNorthrop GrummanThe Aerospace Corporation, @Keck Institute of Space Studies, etc.
After 5 days of literally no sleep, arguing, storming and trade offs, we Voyagers finally emerged as the winning team!
It was of course a dream come true to come to Caltech, visit JPL & see the Mars2020 spacecraft, work with an outstanding team, be mentored by amazing space-cialists, visit JWST and extend my space network.
Special thanks to the organizers Fabien Royer and @Simon Toedtli for making it happen ????
#space #nasa #enceladus

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