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Young Professional Profile December 2018
Name: Nishanth Goli
Currently lives in
Master of Science in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH)
I am a Research Engineer at UAH working on Design, Development, Integration and Testing of small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. I specialize in Modeling & Simulation of UAVs and UAV GNC.
As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
My childhood home was right next to an international airport and I always wanted to be a pilot. Later, engineering seemed a more interesting career since I liked Math. While, I am not an airplane pilot today, I still get to be a UAV pilot now.
How far can YOU see? Where do you see the aerospace industry 10–20 years from now?
The UAV industry has grabbed eyeballs in the last decade. In the next decade, I see commercial personal flying cars and autonomous commercial airliners a reality. In two decades, Intelligent autonomous systems will be around us everywhere and all people irrespective of their career will embrace AI. The Aerospace Industry in two decades will be all about mobility, AI, cybersecurity, energy (propulsion & batteries), and space travel.
One insightful fact you want everyone to know:
Technology is changing faster than ever, but human relations have mostly remained the same. Value personal life and soft skills more than technical skills. Everyone wants to travel in space, but no one wants to go alone!.
I actively engage in AIAA and am the Greater Huntsville Section YP chair. I am actively seeking amenities for YP members (millennials) whose needs are changing.
Traveling, Hiking, Watching documentaries
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