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Vivek Uppoor

University of Maryland

Vivek Uppoor is a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Maryland. He graduated with a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland in 2022. Working under Dr. Inderjit Chopra at the Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center, Vivek plans to research high advance ratio aeroelastic stability of coaxial and compound rotor systems using smart structure actuators. His prior research includes designing and optimizing morphing camber wings using various 3D printing technologies. In the bigger picture, Vivek is passionate about aircraft design and intends to enter the VTOL industry to work on initial-stage vehicle development after completing his Ph.D.

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