India & Green Templeton 2012
Current Place of Residence: New Delhi
University: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Current/Recent Course: Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering
Other Information: Akul is in the final stages of the BTech, focussing on Thermodynamics and Manufacturing Practices. For recreation Akul looks to sports – especially cricket – and, where possible, combining physical exercise with travel and service. During the course of his degree he won a series of academic awards and internships which allowed him both to undertake engineering projects and community service in the USA, Japan, and Hong Kong and to indulge his love of physical challenge by climbing Mount Fuji and trekking the Maclehose Trail. Akul hopes to undertake research in aero-thermal engineering at Oxford and longer-term would like to contribute to developing and designing aerospace technologies.