Shashank Agarwal

G - PhD

Looking for...

Full-time positions



I am a 5th year Ph.D. student in the department of Mechanical engineering at MIT. I work in the versatile field of solid mechanics. Specifically, I use various computational approaches for understanding the underlying physics of complex granular intrusions. As, a part of my doctoral studies, I aim to develop real-time granular intrusion modeling methods for applications such as locomotion in dry sands.

Besides engineering, I am also keen on understanding the interplay of scientific advancements with the law and public policies. In this regard, I am pursuing a minor in Science Technology, and Policy.

In the past, I have worked as a Scientist at the Defence Research and Development Organization, India, where I worked on developing long-range border surveillance systems for the Indian Army.

I am looking for full-time opportunities starting Fall 2021 in allied mechanical engineering fields where I can make significant scientific contributions.


Mechanics, Fluids, Computations, Reduced order modeling, Science and Public policy