Luis Urrutia


Faculty Mentor: Kamal Youcef-Toum

Direct Supervisor: Iman Soltani Bozchalooi

Home University: University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign

Academic Department: Mechanical Engineering


I am from Chicago, Illinois, and I am studying mechanical engineering at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. My research interest are in the field of controls and robotics. I plan to attend graduate school and obtain a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering. I hope to one day assist NASA on a space flight mission and create new technologies for autonomous planetary mobility on rovers traveling to planetary bodies. In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies (Tarantino films are the best), playing video games and being a Foodie.