Mikhail Karasev

Mikhail Karasev is an international student from Moscow, Russia. He graduated from physical-mathematical lyceum “Preuniversitary National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute)” with honors and with a golden medal of his school’s scientific association. At Columbia Engineering he plans to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Mikhail Karasev

Mikhail discovered his interest in the field of engineering and applied sciences while working on his project at Cherenkov Water Detector NEVOD at Moscow Engineering Physics Institute (MEPhI). He developed a Demonstrational Muon Hodoscope, the device that replicates NEVOD’s experiment on a smaller scale. He presented it on All-Russian National Competition of School Research Projects "Junior" and won the 1st place in the sections physics and astronomy, thus receiving MEPhI’s pre-admission offer.

Outside of engineering, he pursued politics as a participant of Moscow Youth Model United Nations and as administrator of his lyceum parliament’s ministry of foreign affairs, journalism as the main reporter and editor of school television, and drama by taking part in his lyceum’s plays and balls. Also, he was a founder and an active participant of school’s debate club. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, movie screenings, basketball, and snowboarding.

At Columbia Engineering, Mikhail strives to participate in meaningful research that can make a critical impact. He is also excited to work with Columbia engineering organizations and to enjoy art and cultural opportunities that New York offers.