Vikram Shyam Futurist NASA Glenn Research Center

Vikram Shyam (Vik) has a background and interest in aeropropulsion, biomimicry, innovation methods and futurology. He received his PhD from the Ohio State University in 2009 and works as a futurist for the Convergent Aeronautics Solutions Project of the Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for NASA. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Akron in the Mechanical Engineering department. He is the founder of the Virtual Interchange for Nature-Inspired Exploration (V.I.N.E.) at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Vik is the recipient of such awards as Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), NASA’s Early Career Achievement Medal, NASA Group Achievement Award, and the ASEI Young Engineer Award.