Jayant is Senior Lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology engaged in teaching and research in Propulsion, Turbo machinery, and Aircraft/Energy Systems. Prior to joining MIT, Dr.Sabnis was Vice President, Engineering – Module Centers, at Pratt & Whitney, where, he led 3000 engineers in the Engineering organization who execute the design, development and field support of all the P & W Engines. Dr. Sabnis played the lead role in defining the thermodynamic cycle for the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan Engine™ family as well as securing air-framer/airline acceptance of this step change in engine architecture. These engines provide over 15% improvement in fuel consumption for the aircraft engines while simultaneously reducing the noise. The step change in fuel consumption and the noise reduction provided by these engines has enabled the launch of six different next generation aircrafts. Dr. Sabnis holds ten patents and has authored over 20 technical publications. He is a member of the advisory board for the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. He is a Fellow of the AIAA and the ASME and member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. IIT Bombay has recognized Dr. Sabnis’ accomplishments with the Distinguished Alumni Award.