Santiago Garcia Lavanchy is recent graduate of the undergraduate Aerospace Engineering program at the University of Michigan. This fall, Santiago will be beginning his Master’s degree in Aerospace Systems Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he will also be working as a graduate student research assistant at the Aerospace Systems Design Laboratory. In the meantime, he has joined the IDEAS lab, researching airline operations and how hybrid-electric aircraft will fit into regional carriers' operations.
Santiago’s passion lies in the field of sustainable aviation, whether it be electric or hydrogen powered aircraft. He particularly is interested in the unconventional design space sustainable solutions open up. Beyond the world of aviation, Santiago’s other interests include his beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines football, ultimate frisbee, Lego, and biking.
BSc in Aerospace Engineering, 2022
University of Michigan