Nithya is a REDI PhD. student, MSCA research fellow and an aerospace systems engineer with research interests in the field of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Urban Air Mobility (UAM), air traffic management, UAS systems, flight testing, and interplanetary aerial systems. Her research is aimed at supporting the generation of certification standards and identifying the safety design criteria/critical operation safety limits of eVTOLs for the safe operation/integration of UAM in low-altitude urban airspace.
Nithya has more than three years’ of industrial and international work experience as a systems engineer working in diverse fields such as UAS Traffic Management (UTM), engineering software development and spacecraft systems. She holds a Bachelor’s degree (B.Tech) in Aerospace engineering from Hindustan University, Chennai, India, and a joint master’s degree (M.Sc) in Aerospace Engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her masters thesis title is Oxidizer flow control system for throttling an experimental hybrid rocket engine.
She is a STEM practitioner and a passionate researcher who is keen on effectively contributing to the research and development of aerial systems technology that can be used for the betterment of exploration, safety, and sustainability.