Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Angiras Menon was born in Mumbai, India but grew up in Singapore, New York in the United States, and Surrey in United Kingdom. He completed his M.Eng degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge in 2016. He stayed to complete a PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Markus Kraft, defending his thesis in November 2020. His master’s thesis focused on experimental measurements regarding the combustion of waste liquids in fluidised bed reactors. During his PhD, his thesis focused on the modelling of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) using computational quantum chemistry simulations to compute their optical, thermodynamic, and kinetic properties. After his PhD, Angiras spent a year as a PostDoctoral research associate at the University of Cambridge, working on the application of ontologies and semantic web technologies to the chemistry and cheminformatics domain. Angiras joined the Green group at MIT in April 2022. He will be working on a variety of projects, including technoeconomic analysis of ammonia-coal cofiring, mechanism refinement for ammonia combustion, and the application of machine learning methods to solvation and conformer prediction in conjunction with computational chemistry. In his free time, Angiras enjoys playing badminton, and watching Manchester United play football.