Who is Neelam Shivhare?
Neelam Shivhare graduated from ISAE-SUPAERO in 2016. After a bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, she obtained a scholarship from the MBDA Program of Excellence for India, sponsored by the French Ambassy in India, which allowed her to come in Toulouse to study.
At ISAE-SUPAERO, she chose the Master of Science in "Aerospace Engineering" to pursue her dream of working in the aviation field. She is now working at Airbus and answered a few questions that will certainly inspire our future students coming at ISAE-SUPAERO.
Could you introduce yourself?
I am Neelam from India, living in Toulouse since 2014. I am working in the team of Industrial Architects who define the future of Industrial architecture at Airbus.
Why did you choose the master of science at isae-supaero?
ISAE SUPAERO is one of the best schools in Aerospace field for engineers. I was motivated to work in both research and industrial perimeters. ISAE had a blend of both as I spent over an year on my research thesis in SUPAERO at the same time I had professors from Airbus and diverse experiences who focussed on application of concepts in real time problem statements.
That was something I couldn’t find anywhere else and was indispensable for my learning and growth. Moreover I am intrigued by French culture, cuisine and life. I love the work life balance that one can afford to have in Europe.
I love Aircrafts and have always been an aviation enthusiast. During my Bachelor’s degree I had done several international projects and conferences and wanted to continue in the same field to obtain deeper knowledge and understanding.
I chose AMA option for I wanted to take up core Aerospace engineering subjects: structures majors in depth. My research thesis was also in structures domain: crack propagation in metallic structures under low stress triaxiality.
What did you retain from you experience at ISAE-SUPAERO?
I have been very fortunate to have studied my favourite subjects in one of the most renowned universities in Aerospace. I retain the concepts, the workshops, the projects on my subjects at SUPAERO, the understanding of basic concepts of- aerodynamics, turbo machinery, structures, propulsion, controls and flight dynamics definitely helps in having an architectural view and helps in decision making process.
What advices would you give to the future students coming to ISAE-SUPAERO?
My advice to newbies: there is no shortcut to “hardwork”. One has to be ready to burn like the sun, to shine like the sun. There is an enormous amount of learning that has to go before you can make a difference.
Also, be honest with yourself to know what you really want to do in life. Have your purpose clear and then work hard incessantly towards achieving it. Never let failures or rejections bog you down. One has to be prepared for failures and take them as learnings.
Neelam’s career at Airbus
Neelam is now working in the team of Industrial Architects and her role is defined as the following by Airbus:
"In her role, Neelam studies and defines new manufacturing capabilities, technologies and ways of working that would be used for integrating the propulsion system of NextGen aircraft. Also, her role is being an Industrial Work-Package lead for DDMS Propulsion.
The ultimate objective is to secure the definition of the global optimum of the product, its industrial system and its support & services system, while achieving DDMS objectives in terms of cost and lead time reduction and in terms of maturity increase.
For the Propulsion of Tomorrow project she has been responsible for defining the top level industrial requirements, industrial architecture, trades and capabilities in collaboration with industrial architects and engineering teams for future Airbus projects and developing technology bricks that will shape the industrial system of Airbus. Profitability is the ultimate goal. The end point is to lower the lifecycle costs in order to generate value for Airbus and its customers - of which the manufacturing costs and product Recurring Cost are very important levers".
For more details about Neelam, discover her complete work here.
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