MIT Kavli Institute Directory

Akshata Krishnamurthy

Graduate Student

Akshata Krishnamurthy is a second year PhD student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT, specializing in Space Systems Engineering. She was awarded the Faculty for the Future Fellowship award from 2014-2016 by the Schlumberger Foundation to pursue a doctoral degree at MIT Aero-Astro. She is now working on the design and fabrication of precision instrumentation for the measurement of absolute quantum efficiency of the CCD detectors for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission.