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Young Professional Profile September 2017

Oct 18, 2019, 12:01 PM
Title : Young Professional Profile September 2017
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Description : Naveen Vetcha
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Naveen-VetchaName: Naveen Vetcha                                    

Khammam, India                  

Currently lives in
Huntsville, AL, USA                 


  • B.E. in Mechanical Engineering, Osmania University, 2005
  • M.Tech. in Fluids & Thermal Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, 2008
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

ERC, Inc.

Job Description
Propulsion Analyst supporting Jacobs ESSSA contract at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Perform system analysis for RS-25 engine, which will help transport astronauts to Mars one day.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?            
Teacher or Engineer or Scientist

How far can YOU see?   Where do you see the aerospace industry 10-20 years from now? 
In two decades we will have hypersonic commercial aircrafts. Asia will become the dominant player in air travel. Drones will be common in everyday life. Humans will have set foot on Mars and will be exploring its surface. Asteroid mining will be a common thing. Humans would have either already found extraterrestrial life or be very close to making this discovery. The aerospace industry will be playing a major role in all of these.

One insightful fact you want everyone to know:  
There are more stars in the observable universe than the number of grains of sand on all the world's beaches.

Professional Interests:
Propulsion, Multiphysics modeling, Systems engineering, Space Systems Management

Astronomy, Photography, Cooking, Hiking and Reading

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