Ignacio Martin Arzuaga Garcia, 6th year PhD student

6th year PhD student
Einstein Lab

Ignacio is a Ph.D. student working with Prof. Einstein in the Rock Mechanics group. Originally from Argentina, he graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in 2013. He worked for 3 years as a structural engineer before joining MIT in 2016. His research combines imaging techniques with data analysis and acoustic emissions to learn about fracture mechanics in rocks. The main applications of his work are in geo-energy systems (like geothermal energy and unconventional oil & gas), and energy storage.

Ignacio has authored journal articles and research proposals, and delivered conference talks and poster presentations. His main areas of communication expertise include:

  • Grad school application package, including Statement of Purpose/Objectives and Personal Statement (Check out this CommKit article)
  • Scholarship application essays
  • Resume/CV
  • Social media management (Check out this Blog post)

In his free time, he likes sightseeing, playing tennis, and taking pictures. You can follow Ignacio on Twitter @iarzuX and see some of his pics at @mit.diary on Instagram.

You can make an appointment with Ignacio using our online scheduler, or contact him at: arzuaga@mit.edu.