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Dr. Kshitij Jerath

Faculty Advisor

Kshitij Jerath is an Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University (WSU). He received M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2010 and 2014, respectively. He also received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University in 2014. He has worked on self-organizing behavior observed in transportation systems, reliability of interconnected systems, and the effects of low-cost sensors on system performance. His recent work has been on the control of complex systems and the impact of low-cost sensors on UAV conceptual design. His current research focus is directed towards the bottom-up control of UAV swarms and building a theoretical understanding of self-organizing systems. You can find more about the research in his group at the Emergent Dynamics, Control and Analytics Lab.


Preferred contact information:
Office: 209 Sloan Hall

Telephone: (509) 335-8435


Postal mail:

School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Washington State University

PO BOX 642920

Pullman, WA 99164-2920

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Elijah Shoemake

Graduate Advisor

I am a Masters student in Mechanical Engineering in Jake Leachman’s HYPER Lab. I have been involved in Aerospace Club ever since joining sophomore year of my undergraduate degree. I have been lucky to have been able to be a part of this club during the last three years, as it has given me the opportunity to be a part of several projects that most students do not get to complete. Look at our info on Genii UAS (under active projects) for just one example of the amazing opportunities this club provides. While not directly involved in the current rocket competition, I advise club members based on my years of experience in the club. For more information on me and my research, visit my page on the HYPER site.