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Milken Scholar 2012
Scholar Profile

Nicholas Fine

Aerospace Engineering


Nico is a structures engineer at SpaceX, where he is the responsible engineer on both the thrust structure for Falcon Heavy, and the second stage tanks. He has also served as responsible engineer on the F9 thrust structure, and is the resident bolt guru for all of your fastening needs.

Prior to starting at SpaceX after undergrad, Nico interned at Ford Motor Company, NVbots, and as an undergraduate research assistant. He has worked on a number of "engineering" projects, both in class and out, and loves to geek out about T-rex ribcages and the like...

Milken Scholar class of 2012, Nico earned his degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, graduating in 2016.

High school:  Palos Verdes High School


College Year Degree
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
2016 S.B. Mechanical Engineering

News and Highlights

Nicholas Fine (MS '12)

Help is on the Way: Nico Fine, MS ‘12, has joined the M.I.T. Media Lab Biomechatronics research group, where he works in Variable-impedance Prosthetic (VIPr) Socket Design. They will soon launch an initial version of an interactive encyclopedia of bio-mechanical technology.