Dr. Priyanka Das Rajkakati is Aerospace engineer-cum-artist, whose work involves mixing science, art and space. From being an artist of the Moon Gallery (which recently sent her artwork in space to the ISS), co-founding The Exploration Company, to participating in a lunar analog astronaut simulation, she has a particular fascination with lunar exploration.
With Assamese origins, she grew up in Delhi, obtaining a bachelor in Physics from St. Stephen’s College. She then moved to France at age 21 to explore new horizons, and while studying at Ecole-Polytechnique and ISAE-Supaéro, and then obtaining a Ph.D. in satellite navigation from Safran, she found equal if not more satisfaction from her art projects and #S.T.E.A.M. outreach.
Her work draws inspiration from her roots and her travels, from Brazil to Mauna Loa volcano in Hawai’i and next: Antarctica. As an artist-scientist in the space industry, she has won numerous awards, including a feature in the Forbes India 30 under 30 list, and is a Karman Fellow.
More information on her website: www.PriyankaRajkakati.Space