Jayant Sabnis

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Senior Lecturer

Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
33-330 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

sabnis [at] mit.edu
Administrative Assistant
Financial Officer
Academic Degrees

B. Tech, Mechanical Engineering, 1975, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay; M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1977, Syracuse University; Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 1980, Syracuse University

Honors and Awards

Fellow, AIAA; Fellow, ASME; Distinguished Service Award, I.I.T. Bombay; Distinguished Alumni Award, I.I.T. Bombay; Member, Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering; AIAA Solid Rocket Technical Committee Best Paper Award; UTRC Outstanding Achievement Award, 1992, 1994, 1996, UTC Horner Citation for Outstanding Inter-Divisional Technical Collaboration, 1996, 2012

Positions Held at MIT

Senior Lecturer, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, March 2016-present

Positions Held outside MIT

Vice President, Engineering – Module Centers, Pratt & Whitney 2013-2016
Vice President, System Functional Design, Pratt & Whitney, 2004-2013
Director, Aerodynamics, Pratt & Whitney, 2002-2004
Director, Mechanical Systems, Pratt & Whitney, 1999-2002
Manager, Secondary Flow and Heat Transfer, Pratt & Whitney, 1998-1999
Principal Research Scientist, United Technologies Research Center, 1992-1998
Director, Space Propulsion Programs, Scientific Research Associates, 1988-1992
Senior Research Scientist, Scientific Research Associates, 1983-1988

Specialization and Research Interests

Turbomachinery, propulsion systems, gas turbine engines, propulsion system-airframe integration

Teaching Interests

Propulsion, turbomachinery, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics