MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Alvaro Fernandez Galiana

Graduate Student

I grew up in Barcelona, Spain, where I got my Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. Later on, I moved to Toulouse to study aerospace engineering. My previous research has been mainly focused on structural dynamics and vibrations. I love travelling and playing sports.

Research interests: 

I am currently interested in precision engineering systems and applied controls, and more particularly applied to the gravitational wave detectors. As a graduate student in the LIGO group, my research will likely involve the design; test and implementation of subsystems of the aLIGO detector to improve its performances.

Research Areas:
Gravitational Wave Detection, LIGO, Precision Engineering, Applied Controls

Contact Information

Education

M.S. Aerospace Engineering, Supaero (ISAE), France, 2015 M.S. Mechanical Engineering, UPC, Barcelona, Spain, 2015