Deepak is an undergraduate student at the University of California, San Diego studying Aerospace Engineering. Atyam ignited his passion, starting in high school, after working multiple summers at various NASA centers including: the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Langley Research Center, and Marshall Space Flight Center. His work experience highlights projects that range from Curiosity’s Entry Descent and Landing to ion thrusters and wind tunnel testing of aeronautical models.
Atyam founded two premiere organizations at UC San Diego including Triton Rocket Club and SEDS@UCSD beginning from his freshman year in college. Atyam has successfully led an undergraduate team at UC San Diego that made the institution the first university in the world to have ever designed, printed, and tested an additively manufactured metal rocket engine and landed him on the front page of UT San Diego while featured on the Discovery Channel, NBC News, and Space.com. He is currently working on printing larger rocket engines and plans on leading the first team to successfully launch a 3D printed rocket engine.