The sky’s the limit for student Pratik Meghani after he was invited to present his final year Aeronautical Engineering project at a conference in the Czech Republic.
Pratik, who will graduate this summer, will give a talk at the Research and Education in Aircraft Design Conference in Brno, Czech Republic, in November.
His project is a 2D aerodynamic study on morphing in the Cessna 172SP, a four-seat, single-engine American aeroplane made by the Cessna Aircraft Company.
Pratik, who intends to undertake a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering at an institution abroad, said the conference would greatly enrich his existing knowledge and experience of his research area.
He said: “I am excited to present my final year project as a research paper at the conference.
“This unique opportunity will aid my professional development and enable me to meet specialists who will give me an insight into several fields of the aerospace industry.
“I would like to thank the University of Brighton for funding this trip and giving me a chance to represent them on an international stage.”
Pratik added that he would like to specialise in design and propulsion systems for major aircraft companies in the future: “My career goal is to work at one of the big aerospace giants like Bombardier, Airbus or Boeing.”
As an international student, Pratik said he would be “forever thankful” to the University of Brighton for helping him adjust to life in the UK.
“The University has provided me with the necessary practical and technical skills to kick-start my journey to my intended career goal,” he said.
“The reward schemes on offer – including prizes and merit-based scholarships – have made me a competitive yet friendly individual who is full of confidence.
“The support of the lecturers and friends helped me settle into University life in the UK as an international student. I will be forever thankful to the University for the skills and competence I have gained during the course.”