Miguel is a senior majoring in
Aerospace Engineering at
I am currently working on the experimental setup of a partially melted ice crystal generator that is going to be part of an icing wind tunnel we are building in the Adverse Environment Rotor Test Stand (AERTS) Lab in Hammond Building. This is hopefully going to shed some light on the fundamental physics behind engine icing.
I transferred to Penn State at the start of my junior year. Shortly after, I visited the AERTS Lab and asked if I could volunteer. I liked it and stuck around.
I spent about 15 hours a week on research as a voluneer, and about 20 hours a week once I became a paid researcher.