|MIT Department: Aeronautics and Astronautics
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Kerri Cahoy
Research Supervisors: Paula do Vale Pereira, Alex Choi
Undergraduate Institution: University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez
Hometown: Coamo, Puerto Rico
My name is Carlos Alberto Morell Rodríguez. I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico in a town called Coamo. As a current senior at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez, I developed an interest for heat transfer applications in space technologies by participating in two internships at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. My current research interests are in advancing the technology of small-scale satellites that are able to acquire critical data from the Earth. My goal is to be able to use my developing knowledge as an engineer and future leader to make a significant impact in the world. In my free time I enjoy reading, playing guitar, watching TV, working out, and going to the beach.