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LAURENS VOET, Passionate PhD student at the MIT Gas Turbine Lab

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

My name is Laurens Voet. I grew up in the countryside near Gent, Belgium. At the age of 18 I moved to Delft, the Netherlands, for my undergrad to study aerospace engineering. From the first lecture onwards, I was fascinated by how these giant airplanes glide through the skies. In the fifth semester of my bachelor program I went to ETH Z├╝rich, Switzerland, to study automotive engineering and applications of fluid dynamics. My interest in cars motivated me in the following year to take part in Formula SAE as a full-time aerodynamics engineering of the Formula Student Team Delft. In the fall of 2017 I moved to London, UK, to study an MSc in Advanced Computational Methods for Aeronautics. Currently, I'm a researcher at MIT AeroAstro working on supersonic transport aircraft.

Past Classes

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E724: Why do aircraft look the way they look? in Rainstorm Spring 2021 (May. 15 - 16, 2021)
An introduction to aircraft design: how much can you learn by just looking at pictures? In this class we will look at pictures of aircraft to explain why the aircraft are built the way they are. By the end of the class, you will be able to describe the main functions of aircraft components and already be able to compute some aircraft characteristics yourself. All this, just by looking at a picture!