Deepak Atyam


Deepak Atyam will receive his M.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a Major focus in Manufacturing Engineering from Purdue University (‘17) in addition to a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from UC San Diego (‘15). Atyam has worked at Space-X, GLXP Team Moon Express, Purdue’s Zucrow Laboratory, NASA JPL (x2), LaRC (x2), and MSFC starting from the age of 17 and has led multiple successful NASA funded projects including the production and testing of the first and second fully 3D printed liquid rocket engine from a university. He has also served as the student lead on a Phase 1 STTR with Garvey Spacecraft Corp by leading the design efforts on a unique 3D printed LOx/Propylene injector. Atyam founded and served as the President of the SEDS@UCSD and UCSD’s Triton Rocket Club. He has also been selected as a Gordon Engineering Leadership Fellow, a University Innovation Fellow, Aviation Week’s 20Twenties in Aerospace, a Forbes 30 Under 30 Student Scholar, won multiple business plan competitions, and has over 7 patents pending.

Alex Finch


Alex Finch is passionate about cutting-edge technology and pushing the state-of-the-art in a number of fields. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in Aerospace engineering from Purdue University, conducting research on the porosity of additive manufactured metals and the resulting mechanical response. Previously, Finch worked at The Aerospace Corporation, working on projects ranging from small scale launch vehicle development, to current national security launch mission assurance, to additive manufacturing part optimization. Before that, he served as Vice President of SEDS@UCSD, working on bringing metal 3d printing capabilities into the aerospace industry by using this manufacturing process to create rocket engines for small payload launch vehicles. Additionally, Finch has interned at NAVAIR in Coronado, CA working on using additive manufacturing and reverse engineering to reduce the cost and timeline for the maintenance of F-18 Super Hornets.


Through patent-pending innovations in process and design, we aim to become the premier joint design manufacturer of affordable and efficient rocket engines for rapid launch vehicle development and operations. The biggest inhibitor to commercializing outer-space is the large cost of launch systems. Of those launch systems, rocket engines are the costliest yet most critical parts. There is a growing need for increased launch services, but the manufacturing required to produce rocket engines is too costly and time-intensive to scale to meet demand. Tri-D Dynamics is a new startup that is on a mission to create high performing rocket engines that are more cost-efficient and are quicker toproduce than any others out in the market. We do this by using the advantages of our patent-pending manufacturing IP, centered around different types of additive manufacturing processes.

Currently, our low-cost and rapid-forming engine manufacturing technology places us in a pivotal position as launch vehicle providers establish and expand operations. We, the founders of Tri-D Dynamics, as undergraduate
students, became the first university group in the world to have ever successfully designed, printed, and launched a metal 3D printed rocket engine. We also have successfully completed a NASA STTR Phase I doing design work for
printed engines. We have an advantage of being some of the most experienced individuals, with regards to engine design for additive manufacturing, as well as have a network of government and industry supporters and advisors including NASA, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and XCOR Aerospace. Through our innovations, we aim to decrease the cost and increase the frequency of rocket launches that will deliver the infrastructure necessary to enable a vibrant space-faring civilization.”

Tri-D Dynamics, Inc. has entered into stealth mode…stay tuned


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