Shehan Parmar

Ph.D. Student, Graduate Student Researcher




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Shehan Parmar is a 1st year graduate student at UCLA. He received his B.S. in Astronautical Engineering and minor in Physics from the University of Southern California in 2019. As an undergraduate, he was a member of the USC Collaborative High Altitude Flow Facility (CHAFF), where he investigated thermal and catalytic decomposition mechanisms of ionic liquids using molecular dynamics simulations and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. After graduation, he began working for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) as a spacecraft propulsion consultant to develop a reduced-order model for green monopropellant thruster technologies. Shehan joined the Plasma and Space Propulsion Lab in 2020, where his research focuses on computational modeling of electrospray propulsion. Shehan is also a member of the UCLA First-Generation Graduate Student Council (FGGSC).