Harshil Goel


Harshil Goel is the Chief Executive Officer of VIRES Aeronautics, overseeing daily operations, R&D, and business development. Harshil is the inventor of the VIRES UAV Control Surface.

Harshil completed his bachelors in pure mathematics and mechanical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley. Within the field of mechanical engineering, Harshil has extensive experience in fluid dynamics, orthopedic biomechanics, thermo dynamics, finite element analysis, aerodynamics, Lagrangian/Hamiltonian mechanics, and mechanisms design. Within the field of mathematics, Harshil is versed in abstract algebra, classical analysis, algebraic topology, smooth manifolds, and symplectic geometry. Harshil is working closely with UC Berkeley faculty to research symplectic quantization.

Harshil formerly worked at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur as a student project associate in the National Wind Tunnel Facility, designing robotic features for wind tunnel testing, while researching boundary layer control in low Reynolds number flights.

Simultaneously, Harshil operates as the lead engineer at UC Berkeley’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB). Within EWB, Harshil received an award from the Big Ideas Competition for the development of a water bottle recycling device that would remove plastic accumulation and foster infrastructure development in third world countries.