The Covid pandemic has affected education system across the globe, but in midst of all this disruption, an Indian mechanical engineering student Abhishek Agrahari has drawn over two dozen research offers in both sciences and mathematics from top institutions in the US, the UK, Europe and elsewhere. Apart from these opportunities Abhishek has earlier collaborated with many other leading Indian institutions on several key projects.
The offers for research in maths itself for third-year Mechanical Engineering student at TIET, Patiala, span five prestigious institutes across four continents. These include the Australian National University, the University of Miami, the Budapest University of Technology and Economics, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of Ferrara (Italy).
Abhishek has already worked with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on gas turbine engines; with IIT, Bombay on fluid structure interaction; and with IIT, Kanpur on fluid dynamics, and currently has offers from IIT, Kharagpur; IIT, Indore; and IIT, Madras too. He also aspires to win the Nobel Prize (in the sciences) and the Fields Medal – often termed the Nobel for mathematicians.
Even amid the Covid pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Abhishek has bagged multiple international research internship offers from University of Oxford; Pennsylvania State University; University of Illinois, US; the Technical University of Munich (Germany); Tel Aviv University,
Israel; Beijing Computational Sciences Research Center, China; Shanghai Jia Tong
University, China; Gyeongsang National University, South Korea; University of Adelaide, Australian School of Petroleum; Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Heriot-watt Univeristy, Edinburgh; Lithuanian Energy Institute; and Iscte-Instituto
Universitario de Lisboa, Lisbon.
About his area of interest, Abhishek said
that he would like to do extensive research in the fields of fluid mechanics, especially fluid structure interaction theory, plasma physics, water wave mechanics, kinetic theory, kinetic equations and models like Boltzmann equation and fluid kinetic models.