The journey begins…

For me, Ashwin Jadhav, a graduate student at the University of Illinois, this is the beginning of a journey. My first step into the professional world. I will try to use this blog as a medium of information exchange with other enthusiasts in my field. There are plenty of aspiring aerospace engineers out there who really don’t get the motivation and inspiration they need. At one time, I was one of them and so I know how it feels to be lost. I have been fortunate enough to find my way into this esteemed industry and look to expand my horizons using this blog. There will be quite a few speculative and argumentative aspects of the aviation and aerospace industry discussed here and I hope people do comment.

A little bit about me, I am an Indian citizen, from Mumbai (Bombay). I completed my undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from the St.Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation, Russia in 2007. Since then I have been doing my Masters in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. Currently, I am pursuing a double Masters in Aero Engineering and Aviation-Human Factors here at the U of I. My Aero Engg thesis is mainly focussed on the integration of aircraft and technology in the Next Generation Air Transportation System (Next Gen). I have yet to decide my thesis topic for the Human Factors degree.

I have a personal blog at and am working on setting up another blog exclusively for the sports and games that I play and watch religiously. I plan to integrate all these blogs, along with information about the industry, courses and avenues on my website

And the journey begins…


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