Kartik P. Iyer

I am an Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University with appointments in the Department of Physics and the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics. I hold affiliations with the Atmospheric Sciences Program and the Center for Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Michigan Tech. I received my PhD in Aeronautics from Georgia Institute of Technology and held postdoctoral appointments at University of Rome and New York University.


Graduate students

Ashvin Vinodh

I obtained my Bachelor’s in Manufacturing Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India, and then obtained my masters in Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University. My primary interests lie at the intersection of physics, engineering and applied mathematics. For my PhD, I will be working on Rayleigh-Bénard Convection and how it influences clouds. Academics aside, I enjoy long walks and trails, some amount of competitive coding, and a lot of writing prompts. I have a modest reading appetite, and reading includes philosophy, dystopian fiction, economics, sci-fi  and history.

Undergraduate students

Marc Fritts

I’m an undergraduate physics major at Michigan Technological University. I am interested in computational physics and turbulence, and would like to pursue physics graduate school in a related field! Besides problem solving and programming my hobbies include various activities like basketball, hiking, or playing card games.