Chaitanya Gulati

  • Chaitanya Gulati
  • Champaign, IL, US
  • Apr 04, 2021
Internship Business Development Engineering: Electrical Engineering: Hardware Fellowship / Internship Product Manager

Personal Summary

I'm a smart-creative and pragmatic idealist that aims to create a society that is driven by passion. I am really passionate about Energy and I am working towards creating clean sustainable systems for the future. I always enjoy talking to people and learning new things so feel free to reach out!

Work Experience

Aug 2018 - NASADYA
  • Founded NASADYA to solve the problem of variability management in the energy grid for power plants by converting a money-losing by-product, excess energy, into money-making co-products, hydrogen & oxygen through our proprietary ‘natural compression’ system
  • Developed a proprietary ‘natural compression’ system, a team and network of industry advisors; conducting Power Market and AEM Electrolyser efficiency analysis; networking with industry professionals ranging from power plant operators to CEOs of energy companies.
  • Selected to participate in prestigious pitching competitions like MIT-Clean Energy Prize, Rice Business Plan Competition, CNVC (UChicago), 54, Mottier Innovation Competition and Forge, COZAD New Venture Competition, and NSF I-Corps Program, winning funding and grants. Falling Walls Labs as State of Illinois Finalist. Selected in top 30 teams in the USA for the Global Grand Challenges Competition at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
Start-up List Intern
Sep 2019 - Technology Entrepreneurs Center
  • Researching a database of all the startups in UIUC's ecosystem, helping organize an NSF grant sponsored conference for the Associate Deans of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
University Ambassador
Jul 2020 - Techstars Chicago
  • Helping UIUC Startups grow by becoming a link between student startups and Techstars Chicago, providing mentorship and guidance along with a developed network.

Undergraduate Research Student
Sep 2020 - Information Trust Institute
  • Creating computational methods for Power System Analysis and their use for cyber-physical threat detection to ensure reliability in the Power Grid with tools like MATLAB, Python and OPAL-RT
School Ambassador
Dec 2019 - Apr 2020 Simple Ventures
  • Sourced student-run startups from UIUC to deploy Simple Venture's inaugural $1.5 million fund by analyzing each company's technical and market viability, establishing partnerships with Illinois entrepreneurship organizations
Jul 2016 - May 2018 Big-Data Gathering and Incentive Assuring Portal

Developed a platform to gather big data and facilitate transactions with monetary and non-monetary incentives, helping store real-time statistics on consumer demand that can be used to ideate future products with known least market size

Jun 2016 - Jun 2016 CERN
  • Cultivated a practical knowledge of Particle Physics through interactions with senior researchers at three of the four research units of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), focusing on the functioning of the various detectors and accelerators


International Baccalaureate Diploma Program
Apr 2012 - May 2018 The Doon School
Jan 2020 - May 2020 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering & Design with minor in Electrical Engineering
Aug 2018 - May 2022 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Software Languages & Skills

Python, Java, MATLAB, Excel

Experience Level

Current student (or less than 1 year)

Sectors of Interest

Research & Education, Energy, Advocacy or Policy, Atmosphere, Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Carbon Removal Engineering, Climate Adaptation, Climate Finance, Climate Venture Capital, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, Community & Movement Building

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